John F. Reed Honors Program

Consider Us

Making a decision to join an Honors Program can be difficult. Honors Programs are demanding, requiring not only that students possess "high-abilities" but that they also are "high-achievers." That said . . .

  • If you worry that college will be just another fours years much like high school . . . consider us.
  • If you worry you'll get lost in the crowds and fail to find a community . . . consider us.
  • If you worry that a degree won't prepare you for living wisely and living well . . . consider us.


Our Honors Program is built on mentoring. Elsewhere mentoring is occasional. Here mentoring is intentional.

  • Every Honors Scholar meets monthly with the Coordinator of the John F. Reed Honors Program.
  • Together the pair reviews the scholar's courses, service, work, and personal goals.
  • Details of these conversations are recorded in a journal kept by both Scholars and the Coordinator, providing each with substantive material for critical reflection and assessment.

And this pattern of monthly meetings continues  . . . and continues . . . and continues until the Honors Scholar graduates from the John F. Reed Honors Program. Once we start, we don't quit.


In addition to monthly mentoring sessions, every scholar is invited to a monthly dinner held for all Honors Scholars. Around a large table in a private home, Honors Scholars and special guests share stories, dream dreams, debate ideas, examine consequences, and build relationships. At table--sitting together side-by-side--we learn to listen and to care.


We care about our Honors Scholars. If you want to be challenged and cared for, apply here!