Honors And Eagle Scholars Program Students

Continue to Achieve Amazing Things with Programs Made for Scholars Like You

You’ve worked hard to get to where you are from spending Friday nights finishing another AP assignment instead of going out with friends, to taking a full load of classes each and every year. These are just some of the sacrifices you have made. You deserve to be proud of all you’ve done and where it’s led you. And at Liberty, your hard work pays off.

Depending on your academic goals, you can pursue our Honors Program or our Eagle Scholars Program. Both of these prestigious programs allow you to register for classes early – giving you a leg up on getting the classes and professors you want!

If you have any questions about moving forward in the enrollment process, you can call an admissions counselor at (800) 543-5317 today!

Are you ready to become a part of something that propels you forward?

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Liberty’s Honors Program


Surround Yourself with Like-Minded People Who are as Passionate about Academic Achievement as You!

Join a community of students who are serious about their education.

Our Honors alumni include a five-time Jeopardy champion, an NFL football player, an MLB-drafted Academic All-American, the first female student government president, the Big South Player of the Year in women’s soccer, and nationally-ranked debaters and Quiz Bowl players.

Some of the benefits you’ll receive in the Honors Program include:

  • Priority early registration for classes
  • Smaller and more challenging classes with a student to professor ratio of 15:1
  • $4,000 scholarship for each year that you are an honors student
Competitive Acceptance

The selection process is very competitive, and only a limited number of scholarships are available: only 63 percent were accepted in 2016.

It is wise to take the SAT and ACT multiple times to increase your scores and apply early (between October and March).

The final application deadline is March 1, but the Honors Program begins receiving applications in October for the November 1, December 1, and February 1 early deadlines.

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Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section below!


What Does Being a Liberty Honors Student Look Like?


FIRST TWO YEARS

Honors students who enter as freshmen will need to take 8 Honors seminars within their first 2 years.

The Honors seminars are 100-200 level, discussion-driven classes that fit into your Gen Ed requirements and have a much smaller student to professor ratio (15:1).

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JUNIOR YEAR

Once you’ve completed your lower-level Honors seminars, you’ll take 3 upper-level Honors petition courses in your major.

A petition course is an opportunity for you to study more deeply via an independent-study, learning contract that is agreed upon between you and your professor.

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SENIOR YEAR

The Senior Honors Thesis is the capstone project that seniors complete after 2 to 3 years of advanced study.

The purpose of this course (HONR 495) is to give you an opportunity to research a topic of your choice under the guidance of a committee of 3 senior faculty members and the Honors director.

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Eagle Scholars Program


Develop Professionalism You Can Take Anywhere

The Eagle Scholars Program provides high-achieving students the necessary training 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.

Some of the benefits you’ll receive in this program include:

  • Priority early registration for classes
  • Personal development to prepare you for university leadership opportunities
  • Professional development training to increase the likelihood of internships and employment
  • Attend exclusive events, retreats, volunteer outreach, and trips to D.C. and New York City
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Requirements


What Does Being an Eagle Scholar Look Like?


FIRST SEMESTER:

Connecting With Others

  • Team-building retreat at Camp Hydaway
  • Large and small group class settings
  • Christmas Banquet
SECOND SEMESTER:

Self Leadership

  • Trip to Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C
  • Large and small group class settings
  • End of Spring Celebration
THIRD SEMESTER:

Leading Others

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

Changing Culture

  • Ministry outreach in New York City
  • Independent group projects and small group class settings

FAQs for the Honors Program


Can I still be involved on campus?
Will I be overwhelmed in the program?
Can I get in if I’m a homeschooled student?
Can I get in if I’m an international student?
What if I’m already an LU student or I’m transferring in?
What if I have a National Merit Scholarship?