What is the Student Scholars Program?
It is a program designed to recognize and encourage academic excellence for students at Wayne College. Full and part-time students in any major are eligible. The program consists of two parts: an independent study project (called the Individualized Study Project) during fall semester and the Wayne Scholars Colloquium in the spring.
Who is eligible?
All Wayne College students who have completed 24 credits by the beginning of fall semester with a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply. There is a limit of 25 students for the program per academic year.
Students earn 1-credit hour for their Individualized Study Project. Students will choose a topic that interests them and create a project for further study and exploration. Topics for projects are as diverse as our student body and may be chosen from any academic or professional area.
Students will choose a faculty adviser who will assist the student in designing the project. Advisers will meet with the student regularly to discuss project ideas and evaluate the student's progress and results. Projects are graded as pass/fail. The student and faculty adviser will work together to determine what is considered as passing for the project.
Projects should be designed to be presented (in any form) at a professional conference. Not only does conference presentation provide an additional outlet to discuss Individualized Study projects, but it also allows students to add a valuable experience to their resumes that will allow them to stand out in future professional and/or academic pursuits. Students who are accepted to present their work at a conference are eligible for funding to cover registration and/or travel costs.
Students earn 2-credit hours for the colloquium. The Wayne Scholars Colloquium is a discussion-based seminar that focuses on topics related to humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences. Wayne Scholars Colloquium allows students to explore a topic in-depth with someone who is an expert in a particular topic area. Recent topics have included “Eyes, Lies, and Spies: Privacy in a Changing America,” “In the Midst of Water: Origin and Destiny of Life,” and “From Arthur Anderson to WorldCom: Making The Case(s) for Ethical Behavior.” Typically, the colloquium meets once a week during the spring semester..
What are the program completion requirements?
To successfully complete the program, students must:
What is the cost to you?
Program participants are awarded a Wayne College Student Scholar Program Scholarship to cover the cost of tuition for the Individualized Study Project (one-credit hour) and the Wayne Scholars Colloquium (2 credit-hours). Students pay the general service fees.
How do you become part of the program?
Follow these steps:
If you have additional questions, please direct them to Dr. Angela Hartsock, Student Scholars Program Coordinator.
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