The Honors Program connects traditionally high-performing students with experiences best suited to their inclinations and abilities, so that they can fully realize their human potential and become who the world needs them to be.
This process begins with the end in mind. Whether an Honors student intends to become a doctor, researcher, teacher, entrepreneur or politician, the Honors Program can connect them with an opportunity – such as the Rhodes, Fulbright, or Watson fellowships, or undergraduate prizes like the Hult, or competitive or prestigious internships or civic awards – which will help them achieve that end.
For that reason, our Honors Program overtly prepares its students to demonstrate their success according to four criteria that broadly reflect the priorities of these awards and fellowships. These are:
The Honors Seminars is designed to help students discern which complex social problems they most want to address, and to develop the technical, psychological and interpersonal skills they will need in order to address these problems.
The Honors Pathway uses students’ interests to connect them with opportunities in Earlham’s curriculum and co-curriculum, along with internships, fellowships, projects and alumni networks, as part of a coordinated plan for students achieving their long-term aspirations by way of post-baccalaureate fellowships and similarly exclusive opportunities.