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Catawba College Honors Program Application

students2015.jpgThank you for your interest in the College Honors Program. 

The Honors Program welcomes students who have a 3.75 weighted high school GPA and 1220 SAT/25 ACT score.

We are delighted you have decided to apply and look forward to reviewing your essay and learning more about you. 

Catawba's Honors Program gives bright, motivated students like you a specialized experience engaging with fascinating topics in discussion-based seminars. Please complete the form below and paste or attach your essay response to formally apply to the Catawba Honors Program. 

If you have specific questions about the program or the application process, please contact Dr. Maria Vandergriff-Avery at mvanderg@catawba.edu.


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Required Essay

IF YOU PARTICIPATED IN THE SPIRIT OF CATAWBA SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION YOU MAY UPLOAD YOUR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION ESSAY IN PLACE OF THE OPTIONS BELOW.

Please respond to ONE of the essay prompts below. Essays should be no more than 750 words in length:

  1. You are hosting a dinner party next weekend and you can invite ANY three people (from the last two centuries) — living, dead, real, or fictional. Tell us whom you would invite and why. What would be your first topic of conversation?

  2. View this photo. How would you describe it? In your opinion, what is happening? Why?

  3. Listen to the music sample. Why did we select this piece? How does it speak to you?

Essay Tips:

  • Read the essay prompt carefully and respond to the question directly.
  • Your essay will be read by members of the Catawba College faculty. As you write your essay, keep this audience in mind.
  • Reviewers are looking for evidence of originality and clarity of expression. Proofread carefully.
  • Have fun and be creative! We want to get a sense of who you are and this is your opportunity to demonstrate what you will contribute to Catawba College.

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