Academic honors

opportunities for scholastic involvement or recognition:
  • The Honors Program is a four-year program designed to challenge intellectually ambitious and highly motivated students in all disciplines to explore relationships among academic study, religious faith, meaningful vocation and service. 
  • C. Henry Smith Scholars: Up to 15 juniors and seniors, with GPAs of 3.3 or above, are chosen for this fellowship.  Members may be used in course planning, teaching and/or special tutoring.
  • Departmental honors: Awarded to graduates meeting requirements following an independent study in his/her major. 
  • Pi Delta Society: Membership in this honorary scholastic society is by vote of the faculty from among those seniors who, at graduation, have a high cumulative GPA..
  • Dean's list, published at the end of each semester, includes names of all students of at least half-time status, earning a GPA no lower than 3.6. 
  • Academic awards are given to graduates named as best scholar in each major. In addition, special awards are presented to the international student and student-athlete with "highest scholastic record," and to individuals who excel in oratory, business, music, visual art and education.

Discernment Grants

Dream Grant


Funds are available for student research or vocational exploration.. More about discernment grant opportunities >>>

Oratorical contest

Wineland in C. Henry Smith Contest

Students are invited to deliver a speech that applies Christian principles of peacemaking to contemporary issues. More about the C. Henry Smith Oratorical Contest >>>

Race & ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

Campus members will explore the contributions and experiences of people from varied races through the 2013-14 Civic Engagement Theme of Race and Ethnicity in America. more info >>>