The Honors Program and the Gatton College’s Global Scholars Program are proud to introduce a formal partnership beginning this fall 2013-14 admissions cycle. This partnership will help to streamline the application process, recruitment initiatives, and curricular interests for students within the Gatton College by allowing them to select a customized Global Scholars Program option, within the larger Honors context. In this way, students will still be fulfilling their Honors requirements, and with additional curricular requirements under the Global Scholars Program, will earn a Global Scholars designation on their diploma.
This development for the Honors Program is the first step in our mission to better collaborate with scholarly programs on campus. This initiative will also further the mission of the Gatton College by expanding scholarship opportunities, and facilitating a growing network of learners within the community.
The Honors Program and the Global Scholars Program strive to accommodate the needs of the students and help them reach their fullest potential in a convenient and seamless way. The primary goal of this partnership is to continue to serve the best and brightest across campus.
· Streamlined application process enables students to apply for Global Scholars Program and Honors Program at the same time.
· Using the same application process will result in a larger pool of high achieving students, allowing more students to be accepted into the Global Scholars Program.
· A more robust applicant pool will result in higher quality students choosing to attend the University Of Kentucky.
· Partnering with Gatton College will allow Honors students completing the Global Scholars Program to pursue a curriculum option with more of an international focus.
· Both programs working together will result in more diverse curriculum options, more courses to choose from, and students can seamlessly transitioning through both programs.
· Like a traditional Honors seminar class, Global Scholars seminar courses also have small class sizes and have lively class discussions to enhance the learning process.
· A holistic academic program with co-curricular options, specialized curriculum, professional and leadership development, and networking opportunities for students.
· Completing both programs will be listed on student transcripts and designated on their diplomas.