The Honors Experience

High School Students to Participate in GWU Summer Immersion Program

A new program for academically-gifted students is planned at Gardner-Webb this summer. The Honors Experience, set for June 24-29, is a one-week college immersion opportunity for talented students who are currently in the ninth, tenth, or eleventh 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.


• Togas do Twitter: Classical Rhetoric and Social Media
• Beyonce and Jay-Z: A Musical Explanation of Relationships
• Turning and Burning: An Introduction to the Potter's Wheel
• "It's Just a Flesh Wound": An Introduction to Stage Combat
• Are Walls Christian?: A Biblical Perspective on Immigrants, Outsiders, and Aliens
• Forensics: From Sherlock Holmes to CSI
• Heart + Mind = Healthcare: An Introduction to Nursing
• "Why Did the Heavens not Darken?": Understanding the Holocaust in Historical Context

Students who are accepted into The Honors Experience will automatically be included in the Gardner-Webb University Ignite Excellence Scholarship interviews 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