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Academic Honors Day

You’re the kind of creative, motivated, high-achieving student that Graceland University is looking for.

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What is Academic Honors Day?

Academic Honors Day is an opportunity for high school seniors and transfer students with a 3.5 or higher GPA to be rewarded for their academic achievement. By participating in Academic Honors Day, students who attend classes on the Lamoni campus can guarantee themselves a scholarship renewable for up to four years. The day begins at 9:30 a.m.

Throughout the day, students will get a chance to:

  • Meet current Graceland students and ask questions about campus life
  • Learn more about Graceland’s Honors Program by interacting with honors students and Honors Program faculty

The day will consist of several sessions including:

  • Academic session
  • Interviews
  • A student panel
  • Optional campus tour
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When is Academic Honors Day?

Graceland University’s Academic Honors Day will be held on January 21, 2023 and February 18, 2023. There will one additional day for HS Juniors on April 8, 2023.

Do not delay to experience the spirited community of Graceland University faculty, students and staff, and get rewarded for your academic success. We can’t wait to see you on campus!

***Please submit application, academic transcripts and ACT/SAT scores (scores are optional) at least one week prior to event.

For general questions, contact Admissions: 866.472.2352 (866.GRACELAND) or admissions@graceland.edu.

To contact the Honors Committee, email honorscouncil@graceland.edu.

Admissions Office
Graceland University
1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140

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Scholarships Available

Three students will be recognized annually as Prestigious Honors Scholarship recipients (one Prestigious Honors Scholarship is awarded at each Academic Honors Day). Each competitor will go through an interview process as part of their eligibility.


PRESTIGIOUS HONORS SCHOLARSHIP – Full tuition per academic year, renewable for four years. Students who are not selected for the Prestigious Honors scholarship will receive a Scholar Award (see below).

Eligibility:
Minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.75 and minimum composite score of ACT-27 or SAT-1280 (in lieu of test scores, the applicant may instead answer one of two 250 word Alternative to Testing questions on the Honors Application).

Application Procedure:

  1. Entering first year or transfer students must submit a Graceland Application for Admission.
  2. Have your high school, college or university send your official transcript.
  3. Submit ACT/SAT scores if available (optional).
  4. Complete the Honors Program application and supporting materials at least one week before the Academic Honors Day that you will be attending.
  5. May be required to file FAFSA annually (U.S. Citizens).

Eligible candidates interviewing will be evaluated on academic success, communication and leadership.

Prestigious Honors recipients must participate in the Honors Program, maintain a 3.75 GPA and take required Honors courses each academic year at Graceland University.


SCHOLAR AWARD – $1,000 per academic year for four years.

Eligibility:
Attend Academic Honors Day and have a minimum high school or college cumulative GPA of 3.50. (Not available for Prestigious Honors Scholarship recipients).

Application Procedure:

  1. Entering first year or transfer students must submit a Graceland Application for Admission.
  2. Have your high school, college or university send your official transcript.
  3. Submit ACT/SAT scores if available (optional).
  4. May be required to file FAFSA annually (U.S. Citizens).

 


HONORS PROGRAM AWARD – $1,000 per academic year for up to four years.

Eligibility:
Be able to participate for at least 4 semesters in the program, have a minimum high school or college cumulative GPA of 3.50, demonstrate outstanding writing skills, and score a 25 or higher on the ACT (1200 or higher on the SAT). In lieu of test scores, the applicant may also answer one of two 250 word Alternative to Testing questions on the honors application. (Not available for Prestigious Honors Scholarship recipients).

Application Procedure:

  1. Entering first year or transfer students must submit a Graceland Application for Admission.
  2. Have your high school, college or university send your official transcript.
  3. Submit ACT/SAT scores if available (optional).
  4. Complete the Honors Program application and supporting materials at least one week before the Academic Honors Day that you will be attending.
  5. May be required to file FAFSA annually (U.S. Citizens).

We're asking you to join us for a special Academic Honors Day to learn more about where your talents can take you at Graceland.