So now that you’re sold on the program, the question is: How do you get in? Union Scholars accepts up to 25 applicants each year. You will need a high school GPA of at least 3.5, an ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1600. Simply fill out an application at here.
Service is highly prioritized in the program, and learning to serve is a major component in finding solutions to global problems. As a Union Scholar, you’ll complete ten hours of community service each semester.
The Scholars program enhances any major and provides excellent preparation for any future career. As a Union Scholar, you will:
- do original research
- write and speak proficiently
- make connections across disciplines
- discuss societal issues with knowledge and cogency
- connect life and learning with spiritual values
- identify arguments, authors and perspectives in areas related to global issues
- apply your learning in avenues of leadership and service
2012 graduate—now enrolled in the School of Medicine at Loma Linda University
“The highlight of the Scholars program is the trip overseas. For many, it is the first real culture crossing, overseas experience. It is a wonderful introduction to the world across the oceans and gives insight into the discrepancies that still exist in the world.”
2012 graduate—now assistant pastor of Southview Adventist Church in Minneapolis, Minn.
“The Union Scholars honors program helped me to become a strategic thinker. I learned how to evaluate a program or a relationship and determine a strategic way to work with a team of people to effectively minister to the greatest need. The program helped me realize my own potential and challenged me to seek individuals with differing viewpoints, expand my perspectives and seek out mentors who could help nurture my leadership in my ministry and in my own deepening relationship with Christ.”
2012 graduate—now a private in-home caregiver
“Nursing is my career choice, but I am not ‘just a nurse.’ The Union Scholars honors program gave me the opportunity to explore all of my academic interests. As a result, the diverse learning experiences have prepared me for more education in the future.”
2011 graduate—working toward an MBA at Southern Adventist University
“I found the Union Scholars honors program allowed me to move my education beyond simply learning facts and information into the realm of learning analysis, presenting information and becoming a positive contributor to group learning experiences. The practice of working in groups and discussion built my confidence to become more involved in leadership on a variety of fronts.”