Want to Join the Honors Program?
Applications for students entering Fredonia for the 2017-2018 academic year is now open.
Eligible students must complete the on-line application and submit a 1,000 word essay based on the question below. Accepted students will receive a one-time scholarship of $1,500 to be applied to the first-year of study. Priority will be given to students who complete their application by February 15, 2017.
The Honors Program at Fredonia supports academic excellence through innovative teaching and collaborative learning within and beyond the classroom. We are committed to providing students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the world through an specialized general education program, which will fulfill part of the university’s general education requirements. Since general education is the foundation of the Honors Program at Fredonia, we want to know what you think about it. So as you imagine your college experience, do you think general education is valuable to your academic learning? Or do you think it is an impediment to your career objectives?
To help you think about these questions, we have included links to four articles published in college newspapers from four different institutions, including one from our own student paper, The Leader.
Elise Martorano ,"General Education courses should not be required,” The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, April 16, 2014
Mike Amato, “An Argument Against Gen Eds,” The College Voice, February 18, 2013
“The Benefits of General Education Courses,” (Editorial), The Outlook, March 5, 2014
Meghan Guattery, “University Senate votes in changes to gen ed program Program to be implemented in Fall 2017,” The Leader, April 9, 2015 (Editorial Note: The proposed changes will not be implemented until the fall of 2018)
Essays will be assessed on the how effectively the applicant addresses the prompt question and the quality of the writing. To be clear, we are not looking for a right answer. Rather we are interested in learning more about your views on general education.
Applications are currently under review. For prospective students interested in learning more about the Honors Program, please contact the Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.