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Eagle Scholars Program

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Mission

The Eagle Scholars Program provides high achieving students the training necessary for personal and professional development to become leaders throughout college and beyond. This program fosters a sense of community, improves academic knowledge, and provides leadership and professional experience.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Benefits

  • 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.

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

  • Trip to Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C
  • 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 outreach in New York City
  • Independent group projects and small group class settings

Eligibility

  • Residential, undergraduate, new students with an unweighted high school GPA. of 3.3 or higher and 1180 SAT or 24 ACT
  • 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

Requirements

  • Complete program application (We are now accepting applications for the incoming Fall 2019 freshmen)
  • Maintain 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Complete the following required courses:
    • Connecting With Others (ESLP 101)
    • Self Leadership (ESLP 102)
    • Leading Others (ESLO 201)
    • Changing Culture (ESLP 202)
  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:05-1:55 p.m. must remain open on your schedule for ESLP courses.
    • Beginning the first day of class, you will meet every other Monday as a large group.
    • Beginning the second week of classes, you will meet in small groups on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.
    • Keeping Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:05-1:55 p.m. open will ensure that you are able to add your small group and allow for the large group session.
  • Class structure for ESLP 101 & ESLP 102
    • Monday and Wednesday from 1:05-1:55 p.m. must remain open on your schedule for ESLP courses.
    • Freshman classes are hosted in Large and Small Group settings.  Here is a sample of that format:
      • First week of classes (Monday) – Large Group class at 1:05pm (you will meet every other Monday as a large group)
      • Beginning the second week of classes (Monday or Wednesday) – Small Group class at 1:05pm (you will meet every other Monday or Wednesday)
    • Keeping Monday and Wednesday from 1:05-1:55 p.m. open will ensure that you are able to add your small group and allow for the large group session.

Testimonials


Faculty & Staff


Dr. Roger Mackey

Curriculum Developer;
Professor of Education;
Academic Lead for Eagle Scholars & LEAD Program

rwmackey@liberty.edu
(434) 582-7206


Dr. Alisha P. Casteñeda

Director of Online Foreign Language Lab
acastaneda@liberty.edu
(434) 592-3175