Academic Honors Day

Committed to academic quality and achievement, Graceland University seeks high-academic students to take full advantage of its rigorous academic programs. In support of Graceland’s mission centered on building learning communities that empower persons for transformational service and leadership, we invite you to attend one of three Academic Honors Days hosted on the Lamoni campus.

We encourage all qualified students to take advantage of this prestigious opportunity at Graceland University. 

Academic Honors Day is an opportunity for high school seniors and transfer students with a 3.25 or higher GPA and a 21 or higher ACT (SAT equivalent) to come to Graceland's Lamoni campus and 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. Students with a 3.75 or higher GPA and a 27 or higher ACT (SAT equivalent) may compete for a full-tuition scholarship.

The day begins at 9 a.m. in the Shaw Atrium with registration/continental breakfast. Throughout the day, students will get a chance to:

  • talk with representatives from Student Financial Services
  • meet current students 
  • be introduced to Graceland faculty and staff
  •  speak with committees involved with the Honors Program
  • learn about the program by interacting with current honors students and
  • enjoy a typical student lunch in the Commons

The duration of the day consists of rotations to include:

  • interviews 
  • a student panel 
  • one-on-one financial aid discussion 
  • student group project, or a parent panel for those who have chosen to attend. 

In addition, there may be opportunities to tour campus, meet with available coaches, or audition for a performing arts or athletic team.

These events help build Graceland's academic community of the future and recognize the high academic achievements of future students.  
 

Graceland University’s Academic Honors Days will be held on November 17, 2018, January 26, 2019 and March 23, 2019.

Do not delay — register today 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 at least one week prior to event.

Three students will be recognized as Prestigious Honors Scholarship recipients, and other eligible students will receive the Scholar Awards. All participants will receive $1,000 for competing at one of these events. 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, or if the student does not receive the full tuition per academic year, then $1,000 - $3,000 per academic year.

Eligibility:
Minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.75 and minimum composite score of ACT-27 or SAT-1280.

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.
  4. Complete the Honors Program application and supporting materials. 
  5. May be required to file FAFSA annually (U.S. Citizens).

Eligible candidates interviewing on campus 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 - $2,000 per academic year or $4,000 - $8,000 over four
years.

Eligibility:
Minimum high school or college cumulative GPA or 3.25 and minimum composite score of
ACT-21 or SAT-1060.

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.
  4. May be required to file FAFSA annually (U.S. Citizens).

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

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

To contact the Honors Committee: honorscouncil@graceland.edu

Admissions Office, Graceland University, 1 University Place, Lamoni, IA 50140