Jul 23, 2013

Few Spots Remain for Fall FVCC Scholars Program

A few spots still remain for The Scholars Program at Flathead Valley Community College this fall.  The program provides academically capable and motivated students opportunities to experience academically rigorous cross-disciplinary honors courses.

According to Scholars Program Director Ivan Lorentzen, Ed.D., the program’s mission is to encourage talent and stimulate the imagination of highly able and motivated students as they 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.

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.  Classes are four credits each and are developed from a combination of any two of the traditional academic disciplines—humanities, math, social science, fine arts and science.  Classes are taught by a team of two instructors and are offered during the fall and spring semesters at FVCC.

Three fall semester courses will be offered including one returning popular course, “Origins of Language and Religion”, along with two new courses. “Pandemics and People” will explore how global diseases originate and spread in the 21st Century, and “Northwest Montana to the World” will investigate cultural influences of human development and will include a field-trip to Seattle.

Each full-time student accepted into the program will receive a full-tuition scholarship for four semesters and will be assigned a faculty mentor.  Scholar students will have access to the Scholars Program Center which consists of study area, classroom and library.  Program graduates will receive special designations on their college transcripts and will be presented with medallions at commencement.

Applications will continue to be accepted until the program is full.  For more information and for admissions requirements, visit or contact Lorentzen at 756-3864 or at