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FULTON, MO. — Ashley Larkins, of Fort Lupton, is one of 40 students who participated in the Honors Scholars program at William Woods University during the 2013-14 academic year.
The Honors Scholars program at William Woods University is a selective program that fosters the growth of students who are dedicated, imaginative and excited about learning. The program is a supportive community composed of students from all majors on campus. Approximately 20 students are accepted into the program each year.
During the semester, students meet informally, have lunch together and discuss their coursework, research, organization participation and service learning activities. Because there are students from all majors represented, the diversity of interests allows for challenging interactions between students as they seek to understand one another’s approaches to learning and perspectives on topics.
To be successful in honors courses, students must be active learners ready to engage in the interchange of ideas among the students in the course and between the student and the professor. The courses are designed to provide an enriched learning experience where the coverage is more in-depth than non-honors courses. The program is committed to providing opportunities for students to employ creative and critical thinking as they serve the campus and greater communities.
To be eligible for the program, incoming freshmen must have a high ACT score and a high cumulative GPA, provide an essay demonstrating their writing ability and complete an interview with the scholarship committee. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher to remain in the program.