As parents, you care about the quality of your college student's education. The Southern Scholars honors program provides rewards for both parents and students.  


Academic Advantages

Southern Scholars take some of the most challenging undergraduate classes offered at Southern and are introduced to a wider scholarly community. Southern Scholars have the opportunity to meet with distinguished campus guests, present their research at regional honors conferences, and participate in field trips to museums and special cultural exhibitions. 

Financial Discounts

Southern Scholars are eligible for a Southern Scholar Scholarship. After a Southern Scholar has successfully completed their first year in the program as a member in good and regular standing (see program requirements), they will be awarded the following scholarships:

  • $1,500 for the second year of Southern Scholars
  • $2,500 for the third year of Southern Scholars
  • $3,500 for the fourth year of Southern Scholars

Honors Seminars: HMNT 251, HMNT 451, and HMNT 452 (required courses for Southern Scholars) are free.

Social Benefits

Southern Scholars have the opportunity to take a leadership role within the program by being a member of the Student Honors Council. Committee members plan special events like vespers programs, outings, and community service projects. 

Lasting Value

Students in Southern Scholars receive benefits from the Southern Scholars program, including personal satisfaction from completing a rigorous program and increased appreciation of cultural and intellectual achievement within a Christian context. These accomplishments will be a permanent part of their academic record, a real advantage when pursuing advanced education. Past Southern Scholars have gone on to medical school, pastoral work, law school, and graduate work at such institutions as The University of Chicago, Loma Linda University, and Duke University.