FVCC Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications for Fall

The Scholars Program at Flathead Valley Community College is now accepting applications for its sixth class that will begin this fall.  The program launched in fall of 2009 to provide motivated students opportunities to experience academically rigorous cross-disciplinary honors courses.

The program’s mission is to encourage talent and stimulate the imagination as students experience academic inquiry and discovery within a supportive learning community.  Students are provided more extensive perspectives on topics through seminar-style classes that incorporate two or more disciplines including ecology and literature, microbiology and world geology, and sociology and human development.  Classes are taught by a team of two instructors and are offered during the fall and spring semesters at FVCC.

Each full-time student who is accepted into the program can receive a full-tuition waiver for up to four semesters and will be assigned a faculty mentor.  The 60 scholar students will have access to the Scholars Program Center which consists of study area, classroom and library.  Program graduates will receive special recognition and will be presented with medallions at commencement.

The program provides students with seamless transitions to either the Davidson Honors College at The University of Montana or the University Honors Program at Montana State University.  The program also assists students in successfully transferring to honors programs at four-year colleges and universities across the nation.

Class sizes are limited to 20 students.  Applications will continue to be accepted through the spring and summer until the program is full.  For more information and for admissions requirements, visit www.fvcc.edu/scholarsprogram.html or contact Scholars Program Director Christina Relyea, Ph.D. at 756-3946 or at crelyea@fvcc.edu or Ivan Lorentzen, Ed.D. at 756-3864 or at ilorentz@fvcc.edu.

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