May 2, 2012

FVCC Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2012

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

According to Scholars Program Director Ivan Lorentzen, 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.

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

The Scholars Program will host an open house May 4 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in room 144 inside the Arts and Technology Building on the FVCC campus.  Prospective students and parents are encouraged to attend to learn more about the program, meet the faculty and hear from current Scholars Program students.

For more information and for admissions requirements and deadlines, visit or contact Lorentzen at 756-3864 or at