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Qualify and Apply

There are 2 ways to gain admission into the Simon Green Atkins Scholar Society.

Incoming Freshmen

Incoming Freshmen who receive institutional merit based scholarships. All other students may apply to the honors program once they have accumulated at least 15 hours of course credit at WSSU. Students on a merit based scholarship must meet and maintain the requirements of their scholarship to remain in the society.

Continuing Students

Students may apply for admission to the Society using the Simon Green Atkins Scholar’s Society Application (PDF) as long as they are eligible. Students who apply must have a 3.2 GPA, and at least 15 earned hours at WSSU. Students must also maintain a 3.2 GPA to remain in the Society.

Continuance in the Simon Green Atkins Scholars Society

All students must maintain either a 3.2 GPA, or the GPA specified by their scholarship to remain in the Society. Additionally, all students must complete 15 hours of community service each semester, and students must attend all Society Student Organization Meetings, and all other Society activities unless an excused absence is obtained from the director. Any student falling below a 3.2 GPA will have one semester to bring their GPA up.

Honors in the Major

Honors courses foster intellectual self-sufficiency, promote self-reflection and emphasize independent thought for "scholars in training." They allow richer exploration of focused topics and emphasize active learning through creative teaching strategies. Honors courses include wide-ranging topics with a focus on integrating topics for holistic learning. As such, they are ideal for the university's academically gifted students.