Capital Scholars Honors Program
The Capital Scholars Honors Program (CSHP) is a selective undergraduate academic program designed for the first and second year of the four year experience. The CSHP has a residency requirement that requires all honors students to live in Lincoln Residence Hall for their first two years. This unique living learning community provides academic support and advising, collaborative course work, community building events, service learning opportunities, a faculty and residence series, mentoring programs, as well as tutoring and academic studios. In addition, all offices for the CSHP academic staff and faculty are located in Lincoln Residence Hall.
What are the requirements?
- All CAP students live in Lincoln Residence Hall for two years.
- CAP Honors Students are required to meet all CAP course requirements, maintain a specified CGPA and abide by the Lincoln Residence Hall Community Code.
- You can be a member of both the Capital Scholars Honors Program and Leadership for Life. However if you are admitted to the CAP Honors Program, you cannot be a member of Students Transitioning for Academic Retention and Success (STARS) or Necessary Steps Program.
How do I apply?
Students must first be admitted to the University to be considered for CSHP. Students who are admitted to the program are expected to have excellent written and oral communication skills and an interest in a challenging, intellectual college experience. Student with these qualifications are selected based on an overall evaluation for the following:
- Class Rank
- Grade-point average
- SAT or ACT score
- Personal and academic goals statement, and
- Creative and leadership potential