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Eagle Scholars Program

The Eagle Scholars Program is no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2021 incoming group of freshmen.


The Eagle Scholars Program provides high-achieving freshmen and sophomores, regardless of major, personal and professional development that cultivates leadership skills for college and beyond.  Students build community as they work together through experiential curricula.

Non-Discrimination Statement


  • Priority early registration for classes
  • Personal development to prepare you for university leadership opportunities (Resident Leadership, LU Send Now teams, Student Government, etc.)
  • Professional development training to increase the likelihood of internships and employment.
  • Preferred Housing choice on the eight floor of Commons 1. Students enjoy sharing this Hall with other Eagle Scholars. This promotes connecting with others and encouragement for academic achievement.

Eagle Scholar Events

Eagle Scholars compete in challenges at the Master’s Inn.

Program Agenda

Each semester has a specific theme, event and trip or service project.

Semester 1 (Fall): Connecting with others

  • Team-building retreat at Camp Hydaway
  • Large and Small group class settings
  • Christmas Banquet

Semester 2 (Spring): Self Leadership

  • Special, individualized projects
  • Large and Small group class settings
  • End of Spring Celebration

Semester 3 (Fall): Leading Others

  • Welcome events for new Eagle Scholars
  • Habitat for Humanity build in Altavista
  • Independent group projects and small class settings

Semester 4 (Spring): Changing Culture

  • Ministry capstone projects with faculty guidance
  • Independent group projects and small group class settings


  • Residential, undergraduate, new students with an unweighted high school GPA. of 3.3 or higher.
    • *We are currently waiving the minimum requirement of the SAT, ACT or CLT test scores.
  • High-achieving students who desire leadership and professional development
  • Proactive, career-minded students with a teachable spirit
  • Incoming students who have been accepted into the honors program are not eligible for the Eagle Scholars Program


  • Complete program application (We are now accepting applications for the incoming Fall 2021 freshmen)
  • Maintain 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Complete the following required courses:
    • Connecting With Others (ESLP 101)
    • Self Leadership (ESLP 102)
    • Leading Others (ESLP 201)
    • Changing Culture (ESLP 202)


Faculty & Staff

Frank DiGregorio
(434) 592-5601