Honors Program - Admission Info

2013 Honors Student Spotlight

Samar Dadashazar is 2013's Honors Spotlight Student

Samar Dadashazar is not only a 4.0 GPA pre-med (CHEM) student at Schreiner University but also a recent recipient of the prestigious Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship, which she received as a freshmen. 

Samar keeps herself busy during the school year as a campus ambassador, a student representative of the Academic Affairs committee, a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, and will be joining the ranks of Residential Assistants next year. 

This summer, Samar has been accepted into a summer research program at The University of Texas Houston Medical School, where she will study the genetics of type B aortic dissection under the supervision of a faculty member.  Samar's dream is to be a Pediatric Thoracic Surgeon, which she is on her way to achieving.

Samar is an emerging leader on campus and is involved in far more than space allows here. The Honors Program is truly honored to have her.

Dr. Clark Elliston
Director, Honors Program

The Honors Living & Learning Community is a highly selective and challenging first-year experience that allows academically advanced students to live together, collaborate on ideas, participate in challenging research concepts and grow as a student, while developing connections with like-minded individuals.  The Honors Living and Learning component to the Honors Program is for the freshmen year only. 

Honors Retreat at Mo Ranch

Freshman Honor students live in one dedi­cated wing of Faulkner Residence Hall which includes their own Honors dedicated collaborative study room.  Students take select Honors courses, participate in a summer reading program, attend an Honors retreat, receive guest lectures and are afforded many other opportunities to be leaders on campus.

In selecting students for the Freshman Honors Living and Learning Community, the Honors Committee looks for a combination of characteristics that reveal the potential to meet the academic demands of being an Honors student; the motivation to take full advantage of the academic, social, and experiential opportunities that the Honors Program provides, and the willingness to contribute productively to the Honors Program and the Freshman Living and Learning Community. In most cases, but not all, the following attributes are good predictors of success in the Honors Program:

  • A love of learning
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Meaningful community involvement
  • Extracurricular activities involving a high level of peer collaboration
  • College prep curriculum
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • SAT score of 1100 (Critical Reading & Math Scores) or higher – OR – ACT score of 24 or higher
  • Writing Score of 6 or higher on the SAT or ACT
  • A carefully crafted resume

Students interested in our Fall 2013 Freshmen Honors Living and Learning Community should first apply to Schreiner University Admission Office. Once accepted to the University, you will receive access to the online application through your Schreiner One account. Priority applications will be due by January 15, however you may apply as late as mid-May. 
Please contact your Admission Counselor if you have additional questions.