LBW Community College is now accepting scholarship applications until April 2,2012, from nontraditional students for the honors program on the Andalusia campus.
“Nontraditional students are those who have a GED or who graduated high school prior to 2012,” said Michelle Goosby, honors program committee chair and mathematics instructor.
The honors program is designed to promote awareness of the connection between core courses through team teaching, collaborative projects and community service; encourage active participation in developing critical thinking skills; and create an academic and social environment for developing meaningful relationships with instructors and peers.
The honors program selection process includes two phases.
Phase one includes submitting a completed application, three letters of reference, and a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to Heather Owen, director of recruitment, by April 2.
“Phase two is attendance at a mandatory orientation on the Andalusia campus, completion of a 350-word essay on an assigned topic, and interview with the Honors Program committee,” said Goosby. Applicants who successfully complete the first phase will be notified of the date, time and location for the second phase meeting.
Final selection of scholarship recipients will be determined based on scoring of the two phases and students will be notified of the outcome.
Selected students receive a one-year renewable tuition scholarship for up to 15 hours per semester. Additional benefits include participation in community service, individual advising by an honors program faculty member, honors program graduate designation on the diploma and transcript, recognition at commencement, and enhanced preparation for baccalaureate and advanced programs.
To download a scholarship application, click here.
For more information, contact Michelle Goosby at (334) 493-5339 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
In the first year of the newly-established Honors Program, students designed and implemented a character education program for second-grade students. Pictured as they prepare to present a puppet show are, from left, Kelsey Chestnut of McKenzie; Calista Dubose, Luverne; Emily Townson, Andalusia; and Jessica Williamson, Andalusia. Both Dubose and Williamson started the program as nontraditional students.