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MVNU Honors Program

Why join the Honors program at MVNU? Because as a high-achieving student, you’re ready for the challenge. You’ll take part in unique courses, special extracurricular opportunities, and enjoy a supportive environment in which you can excel.

What are the benefits?

Not only will you enjoy unique academic opportunities, the Honors program also offers: 

  • $1,000 annual scholarship
  • Designated Honors housing
  • Early registration
  • Extracurricular events and trips
  • Connection to internships and study abroad options
  • Recognition as an “Honors Scholar” at graduation
  • Community of academically-driven students

Scholars Day

Join us Nov. 16, 2023, for Scholars Day. If you’re a high-achieving student, this is your opportunity to earn significant academic scholarships - including one of two full-tuition scholarships and the MVNU Presidential Scholarship (up to $3,000) – while learning more about MVNU’s Honors Program, undergraduate research (SPUR), global and local community engagement opportunities, and much more.

What are the requirements?

To apply to the Honors Program, you must be a senior in high school who meets at least two of the following three requirements:

  • 3.5+ High School GPA
  • 25+ ACT score or 1210+ SAT score*
  • Top 15% class ranking

*For the purpose of Scholars Day, MVNU will allow ACT or SAT super scoring. Official scores must be on file with the University to confirm eligibility.

Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Work

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is pleased to announce the annual Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Work (sURC) to take place during Spring 2024 in the Jetter building. The symposium will feature 20-30 MVNU students who will present their research or creative work to the campus community in a conference-style event. These brief sessions will allow students to articulate their goals and results as well as take questions from the audience. Refreshments will be served.

Apply to Honors Program

While our in-person Scholars Day event registration has ended, we plan to offer a virtual option on Dec. 8 for students interested in the Presidential Scholarship and/or MVNU’s Honors Program. For more information, please contact Jennifer Adkins at

For More Information

Honors Blog
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Honors Program Director
Dr. Brett Wiley
740-390-6868, ext. 3515

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