WATERBURY, Conn.--(Post University welcomed 60 students to its new Honors Program this fall. The program was established to meet the needs of a growing population of academically accomplished and highly motivated students seeking admission to its main campus. It includes special academic offerings, substantial annual scholarships and a fourth-year full tuition grant for qualified students.)--
“We know that students who are willing to work hard toward clearly defined goals graduate at higher rates”
“We continue to raise academic standards for all our students, and want to attract an even larger group of students who are serious about achieving their academic goals,” said Tom Samph, Ph.D., President and CEO of Post University. “The Honors Program gives top students an outstanding set of incentives to earn their degree from Post University.”
The Honors Program at Post University offers participating students regular opportunities to work closely with distinguished professors, guest lecturers, and students in endeavors that emphasize critical thinking, analysis, research, writing, communication, creativity and problem solving skills. Students also have access to a series of more challenging courses, seminars, individualized research opportunities, field trips and field experiences designed to foster intellectual growth, inspire leadership, and build a foundation for lifelong learning.
To be accepted into the Honors Program, students must have a high school Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.25 and a combined SAT score of 1500 or ACT score of 24. These students will be eligible to receive an $11,000 annual scholarship as long as they maintain a 3.25 GPA.
In addition, students who enter the program with a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher and a combined score of at least 1800 on the SAT or 28 on the ACT, will receive a $14,000 annual Honors Program scholarship for the first three years and a full tuition grant for the fourth year as long as they maintain their 3.5 GPA and are positive role models on campus.
“We know that students who are willing to work hard toward clearly defined goals graduate at higher rates,” said Don Mroz, Ph.D., Provost and Dean of the School of Business. “We look forward to welcoming more of those students to Post University.”
To be admitted to the Honors Program at Post University, students also must submit excellent recommendations from at least one high school teacher and their guidance counselor, demonstrate a record of leadership and positive involvement in high school and/or in their community, and complete an Honors Program admissions interview.
Members of the Honors Program must complete a specified number of honors courses during their undergraduate program, choosing from among the general education curriculum and their specialized area of study, as well as community service/independent study projects. In addition, qualified student-athletes can choose from among 16 competitive NCAA Division II sports, and intercollegiate Equestrian, Dressage and Western Riding teams. Post University also competes in the Collegiate Sprint Football League against some of the nation’s most well-respected schools, including Army, Navy, Cornell and Princeton University, among others.
About Post University
Founded in 1890, Post University is a student-focused, career-driven university committed to providing students with the knowledge, personal skills, and experience required to be leaders in their chosen fields. Located in Waterbury, Conn., Post University provides a wide array of degree programs for on-campus and online students of all ages. It is known for its quality, career-driven academic programs, small classes, and competitive NCAA Division II athletics. Its more than 11,000 full- and part-time students come from the United States and abroad, and are supported by faculty whose mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in today's global workplace. To learn more about Post University, visit http://www.Post.edu or call 800-345-2562.