Graduate from Truman with High Distinction
The Honors Scholar Program recognizes Truman students who wish to distinguish themselves beyond Truman’s already demanding standards by pursuing an even more rigorous and academically challenging path.
- ALL Truman students are eligible to participate in the Honors Scholar Program
- Honors Scholar courses come from outside a student’s own major
- Honor Scholar courses explore interesting and in-depth topics
Rich interaction and ongoing dialogue between professors and students, special attention to the development of advanced oral and written communication, as well as critical thinking, foster intense engagement with the material far beyond the mere transfer of information.
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As an Honors Scholar, you receive recognition on your diploma and transcript and an Honors Scholar medal.
Virtus stands for moral excellence and courage; it requires active expression of a sound intellectual basis. Rather than a one-time act of bravery, it stands for the product of the habit of disciplined, honest, and just living.
Dignitas is the worthiness that a person earns and continually maintains. It is a public recognition of the qualities that set certain people apart from others and relates to an active life of civic service.
“As a Truman graduate, I’m now gainfully employed in a great job, and I have no doubt that my exposure and experience through GH helped me get where I am now. I also like that I can rattle off random information about ancient philosophers, mathematical proofs, famous artists, or different cultural traditions (thanks to my GH courses) at random.”
—Hope, Honors Scholar
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