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Honors Program Application

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All applications, including recommendation letters, must be submitted by 5:00 pm EST on Monday, January 8, 2018.  We do not accept late applications.

Before you apply, please make sure:

  • You have applied and been accepted to EKU
  • You have your EKU ID number
  • You have your EKU email address and have activated it
  • You have prepared your résumé, essay, and creative short answer following the directions below.  Each of these documents should be saved as a PDF and labeled according to these directions.  You will upload these as you complete this application.
  • You know who will write your letter of recommendation and have their full name and email address.  If you are an incoming first-year student, this should be a teacher or counselor who knows you well.  If you are a current EKU or transfer student, this should be a college professor who knows you well.

Résumé (lastname_firstname_resume.pdf):
Include a list of your relevant activities, honors, and interests, keeping the total to no more than two typed pages.  List your full name on the top of each page and, in the order that makes the most sense to you, include detailed information on any of the following that pertain to you.  Be sure to list the duration - with beginning and ending dates - for all activities:

  • Academic and creative activities (including academic competitions, honors societies, creative performances, research activities, etc.)
  • Volunteer and community activities
  • Leadership experiences
  • Employment history
  • Other relevant information not covered elsewhere (including extracurricular activities, athletics, etc.)

Essay (lastname_firstname_essay.pdf):
In a succinct but detailed essay, answer one of the following prompts.  Your essay should be double-spaced, typed in a 12 pt. font, and no longer than 500 words.

  1. Discuss aspects of your life that illustrate how you define and value service to your community and world.
  2. Discuss a time where you stepped outside of your academic comfort zone and came out as a better student and scholar because of it.

Creative Short Answer (lastname_firstname_creative.pdf):
Help us get to know you in a unique and creative way.  Submit a short piece of text that shows us something important about yourself.  This could be a 140 character tweet, a haiku, an acrostic, a short poem, etc. - it's up to you!  There is no word count requirement, but your creative short answer must fit onto one page, front only.

Please do not fill out this application and instead visit one of the following links if you fall into one of the following two categories:

  • If you are an incoming first-year student and have been named a National Merit finalist or semi-finalist, please click here to learn how to join our program.
  • If you are a transfer student currently in good standing in an honors program or college at your current institution, please click here to learn how to join our program.

This application must be submitted all at one time and cannot be saved.  Please make sure you have carefully read the information above and prepared all necessary documents before beginning this application.

To participate in EKU Honors, you must be pursuing a four-year degree program (a bachelor's degree).  Students in Associate Degree programs are not eligible to apply for EKU Honors.

EKU Honors courses are only offered at the Richmond campus.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Your EKU ID number is required for your EKU Honors application.  You should have received this number in your EKU acceptance letter.

NAME

Tell us what you prefer to be called, if different from your first name.

Mailing Address

All application decisions will be mailed to this address - please make sure that it is correct!

You must provide your EKU email address.  All questions and emails regarding your application will be sent to this address.  For assistance with your EKU email address, please contact Information Technology.

We are unable to send any secure information to your personal email address, but we find having an alternate form of communication is helpful to direct you to your EKU email address. All secure information must be sent to your EKU email address.

Please provide the best phone number for us to reach you.  We will always utilize your EKU email to ask you questions regarding your application due to school/business hours - you are responsible for checking that account regularly.

THIS SECTION IS ONLY FOR INCOMING FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

Please answer all questions in this section only if you are an incoming first-year student.  If you are a current EKU student or a transfer student, you may skip this section.

Provide one or both of these test scores

If your answer is yes, you do not need to complete this application.  Please click here to find out how to join our program, or contact the EKU Honors office at ekuhonors@eku.edu or (859) 622-2924 for further instructions.

If your answer is yes, you do not need to complete this application.  Please click here to find out how to join our program, or contact the EKU Honors office at ekuhonors@eku.edu or (859) 622-2924 for further instructions.

THIS SECTION IS ONLY FOR CURRENTLY ENROLLED EKU STUDENTS

Please answer all questions in this section only if you are a currently enrolled EKU student.  If you are an incoming first-year student or a transfer student, you may skip this section.

THIS SECTION IS ONLY FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

Please answer all questions in this section only if you are a transfer student.  If you are an incoming first-year student or a current EKU student, you may skip this section.

If your answer is yes, you do not need to complete this application.  Please click here to find out how to join our program, or contact the EKU Honors office at ekuhonors@eku.edu or (859) 622-2924 for further instructions.

RÉSUMÉ (upload in PDF format)

Please see the directions at the top of this page for information on what to include in your résumé.

Please upload your résumé here.  Your résumé should be in PDF format.  Please save your résumé as lastname_firstname_resume.pdf (example: Patton_Katie_resume.pdf)

ESSAY (upload in PDF format)

Please see the information at the top of this page for information about your essay.

Please upload your essay here.  Your essay should be in PDF format.  Please save your essay as lastname_firstname_essay.pdf (example: Patton_Katie_essay.pdf)

CREATIVE SHORT ANSWER (upload in PDF format)

Please see the information at the top of this page for information about your creative short answer.

Please upload your creative short answer here.  Your creative short answer should be in PDF format.  Please save your essay as lastname_firstname_creative.pdf (example: Patton_Katie_creative.pdf)

Please enter no more than 250 words.  If you are not interested in living in the Honors Living Learning Community, please enter n/a here.

Please enter the first and last name of the person writing your recommendation letter.

Please carefully enter your recommender's email address.  Our system will send your recommender an email with information about writing your recommendation letter and the link to submit that letter.

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