Edward Waters College Launches First Honors Program

Edward Waters College (EWC) has heightened its academic profile and institutional competitiveness with the establishment of the EWC Honors College. Twenty students from throughout the nation are participating in the Honors College’s Alpha Cohort, a diversely talented group of future leaders who are primed to make their individual and collective mark on the world. Established in August 2019, the Honors College engages students in enhanced academic and experiential learning opportunities that incubate, promote and support exceptional scholarly academic achievement. Serving as the facilitator for the college’s academic enterprises, the Honors College will support future initiatives such as the development of a comprehensive President Scholarship program that connects students with corporate partners. The Alpha Cohort are passionate and highly knowledgeable in their academic work, for they have discovered a way to use education as a gateway to emerging eminence in academia and the global community. The cohort boasts a 4.01 average high school grade point average and an average score of 1127 on the SAT. The Alpha Cohort are Presidential Scholars and the Presidential Scholarship is a renewable, merit-based award covering full tuition, room, board, general fee, and the cost of textbooks. “The Honors College will achieve Dr. Faison’s strategic vision by creating community, emphasizing critical and creative thinking across disciplines and fostering top-quality undergraduate research and creativity,” shares Dr. Donna H. Oliver, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs. “This program and these students are an example of the premiere academic excellence and eminence at Edward Waters College.”

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