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Premier Scholarship Program Descriptions

Honors College

The Honors Fellowship is awarded to students accepted into the Honors College. The Honors College is a great books program that allows students a number of curricular options including the ability to dedicate their studies solely to great books or to choose any Belmont Abbey College major while pursuing a rigorous great books core curriculum.

Students in the Honors College will be part of a community of students and faculty dedicated to conversation centered on the greatest authors in the Ancient, Christian, and Modern traditions and will complete their studies with a Senior Year dedicated to examining various Crises in the West. They will also gather for cultural events in Charlotte, common meals, a Shakespearean beach retreat, and study abroad to Ireland or Italy.

Eligibility: Minimum non-weighted high school grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Duration: Renewable for up to four years. Students must be full-time and maintain at least a 3.5 GPA. 

Saint Thomas More Scholarship

The Saint Thomas More Scholarship is modeled on its namesake, St. Thomas More. Thomas
More was a man of deep learning, wisdom, and courage. That wisdom, shaped by his learning
and quickened by his courage, is clear to all through his writings, his counsel, and his
determination to follow his conscience even at the expense of imprisonment and, ultimately,
execution at the hands of the State that he had served.

In focusing on the point where the intellectual pursuit of truth intersects with the secular affairs
of the world – from the morality of political choices to the ethics of the workplace – the Saint
Thomas More Scholarship distinguishes itself from other scholarship programs at Belmont
Abbey College. As we seek wisdom through studying “the best which has been thought and said in the world,” More’s exemplary courage reminds us that we live in environments beset by
temptation and sin. This requires us to seek the “higher…and pressing duty” that forms the
cornerstone of the Saint Thomas More Scholarship Program.

Eligibility:  Minimum non-weighted high school grade point average of 3.3 or higher

Duration: Renewable for up to four years. Students must be full-time and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. 

Felix Hintemeyer Catholic Leadership Award

The Hintemeyer program is designed to foster the leadership potential of a select group of Catholic men and women. The program requires exemplary character; serious commitment to the truth and life of Catholicism; exceptionally strong self-motivation, initiative, and creativity; academic diligence and accomplishment; and exercise of these qualities and abilities in the service of others. Throughout their four years in the program, Hintemeyer scholars strive to grow together in faith, virtue, and wisdom, particularly through our small-group Households. While Households do not share a common living space, Hintemeyers are carefully placed in a Household and remain with that group of men or women throughout all four years of college, so that the group may share the joys and challenges of life and grow together in authentic Christian friendship.

In addition to the shared life of prayer and sacraments, Hintemeyers are expected to develop a strong leadership profile each year by committing to substantial leadership roles on or off campus. As examples, students may hold traditional leadership roles, such as Resident Advisor, participate in and eventually lead existing clubs or organizations, or found new programs or projects on or off campus. All leadership proposals are approved by the program director and may be adapted with permission at any time. Successful Hintemeyers tend to be excited about the freedom they have to discern their leadership roles based upon their strengths and passions, and about the opportunity to serve others through those God-given gifts.

Eligibility: Minimum non-weighted high school grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

Duration: Renewable for up to four years. Students must be enrolled full-time, participate in
the Thomas More seminar classes and activities of the program as a priority, and maintain a
GPA of at least 3.0.
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