High achieving students now have the opportunity to become involved in LBW Community College’s new Honors Program on the Andalusia campus.
The 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 launch of the program is slated to begin Fall semester 2011, but March 1 is the deadline to apply. The college is offering one-year renewable tuition scholarships for 20 students, who will move through the entire two-year program together.
The group will be enrolled in specific core classes together, and take other courses individually.
Two classes are paired each semester, allowing students a better understanding of how different disciplines are connected.
Another important part of the program is community service.
The three-phase selection process for honors scholars begins with the submission of a scholarship application by March 1.
Phase two requires the student to attend one of two planned orientation sessions on the Andalusia campus. During the orientation, students will complete a 350-word essay on an assigned topic.
Scores from both the application and essay determine the selection for the final phase of the process, which is an interview with a panel of LBWCC Honors Program faculty. Final selection of scholarship awards are determined based on scores from all three phases.
For more information on the program, contact Michelle Goosby at (334) 493-5339. Application to apply.