About the Honors Program
An Eagle Scholar is expected to maintain a GPA of at least 3.65.
Eagle Scholars must attend scheduled honors seminar hours every semester. Seminar hours include lectures, discussions, student presentations, debates, and field trips.
Courses and Components
Eagle Scholars must
- Complete a minimum of four honors courses from at least three different disciplines to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements.
- Complete at least one honors component related to a course in the student’s major or minor.
- Complete a minimum of one honors course or honors component every semester, except when the student is engaged in a full-time internship such as student teaching.
Northwestern Eagle Scholars
- Receive an Honors Program scholarship
- Work on and present individual projects and original research
- Study advanced topics within their chosen honors courses
- Attend honors seminars and academic field trips
- Receive mentoring by the Director of the Honors Program
- Have permission to register early for classes each semester
- Benefit from the friendship and stimulating interaction with other Eagle Scholars
- Receive transcript notation that they graduated from an honors program
- Receive special recognition during the commencement ceremony
Northwestern College students who are not officially admitted into the Eagle Scholars Honors Program may still take honors courses. Any honors courses taken are designated as such on the college transcript.