The purpose of the Carroll University Honors Center is to consolidate under one roof (literally, in the recently refurbished A. Paul Jones Scholars Hall) six campus-wide programs that promote and support the academic and scholarly activity of students in all disciplines at the University.
Carroll University Honors Program
The Honors Program at Carroll University encourages motivated and talented students to pursue a breadth and depth of knowledge within an enriched curriculum. The program creates an environment designed to challenge students' perspectives and foster intellectual development. The Honors Program has approximately 100 members who benefit from a special curriculum, as well as social and cultural events.
Pioneer Scholars Program
Carroll University's undergraduate research program currently funds up to 10 faculty/student teams to work during the summer on a research or creative project. The purpose of the Pioneer Scholars Program is to create opportunities for close intellectual collaboration between undergraduates and their mentors, and to give students a taste of professional academics' work. Pioneer Scholars present the results of their projects on campus, at academic conferences, and in academic journals.
Celebrate Carroll: The University's Academic Conference
This is our signature showcase of academic achievement. The purpose of Celebrate Carroll is to provide an opportunity to highlight Carroll student, faculty and staff academic and professional work in a public venue. The celebration takes place on a day during the spring semester, when faculty are encouraged to cancel classes and to facilitate students' attendance and participation. The tenth annual Celebrate Carroll Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
Undergraduate and Graduate Student Scholarly Travel Program
The University funds a limited number of students to participate in regional and national academic conferences. The purpose of the program is to promote and support student scholarship and to expose students to the research and creative activity of professional academics. Funding priority goes to those students who are presenting their work at scholarly conferences. In 2010/2011, the university invested $25,000 to fund approximately 60 student conference presenters.
Phi Kappa Phi
The nation's oldest, largest and most selective all discipline honor society. Phi Kappa Phi provides recognition to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni, and staff members and also gives its members a lifelong connection to a global network of academic and professional activities, including opportunities to apply for national scholarships.
National Scholarships Program
The University is committed to supporting and promoting successful applications for nationally competitive post baccalaureate scholarships, such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright and others. The Carroll University Honors Center provides students information on major scholarships, coordinates faculty mentoring for promising candidates and supports the application process.
Scholars Center 2013-2014 Annual Report