The Honors Experience

High School Students to Participate in GWU Summer Immersion Program

The Honors Experience

Gardner-Webb will offer its summer program for academically-gifted students, The Honors Experience, from July 14 to 19. This one-week college immersion opportunity is for talented students who are currently in the ninth, 10th, or 11th grade.

Held on the Gardner-Webb main campus in Boiling Springs, the program is open to high school students who have already demonstrated excellence in the classroom and community. In addition to an opportunity for students to live on campus and develop skills in a hands-on setting, attendees will benefit from the instruction of GWU’s exceptional faculty and staff. Participants will earn college credit while simultaneously engaging academics with Christian faith and experiencing the impact of service learning.

2019 Course Information

  • SNAP: Comics as Virtual Narrative
  • Personal Branding and Marketing: Who Do You Want to Be?
  • Turning and Burning: An Introduction to the Potter's Wheel
  • Are Walls Christian?: A Biblical Perspective on Immigrants, Outsiders, and Aliens
  • Bones, Bullets, and Bugs: Using Science to Solve Crimes
  • Heart + Mind = Healthcare: An Introduction to Nursing
  • "Why Did the Heavens not Darken?": Understanding the Holocaust in Historical Context
  • Abnormal Psychology: Studying the Abnormal to Understand the Normal

Students who are accepted into The Honors Experience will automatically be nominated to participate in the Gardner-Webb University Ignite Excellence Scholarship competition during their senior year of high school—providing them with an opportunity to earn a GWU scholarship that covers full tuition, room, and board and is valued at over $40,000 per year.

Learn more about The Honors Experience