Recognition for excellence
Each semester the Honors Council designates a few graduating seniors as S. Town Stephenson (STS) Scholars.
This award is the highest recognition given by the Honors Council and is named after S. Town Stephenson, one of the chief architects and founders of the Honors Program in 1959-1960.
It is reserved for Honors graduates who have demonstrated academic excellence in courses within and outside their majors and have at least a 3.7 cumulative GPA.
Although academic achievement is very important, a high GPA does not by itself determine an STS Scholar. Other qualities might include …
- involvement in extracurricular activities which indicate an investment of self beyond ordinary expectations
- completion of unusual combinations of courses and activities that demonstrate a diversity of interests, talents, and commitments
- evidence of growth and talent in and beyond a student’s field
Students must have completed all requirements for graduation to be considered for this award.