The Liberal Arts Honors Program exemplifies the academic excellence at the core of the Providence College student experience. For decades, the program has challenged and supported PC students who have exceptional abilities and high aspirations.
The program and its leaders have their own aspirations, and over the past year have proposed three new and ambitious initiatives:
- a mentoring program to enable students to work with Honors alumni in short-term internships
- an advising program in which a faculty member will be given release time to guide Honors students in applying for top-level fellowship and research opportunities, such as Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships
- an academic conference, with invited distinguished scholars, to be held every third year on a theme relevant to the Development of Western Civilization courses
A detailed strategic plan outlines these goals and the steps necessary to achieve them. The cost for achieving these goals is modest – estimated at $40,000 per year. Support will be derived from the “Thomson Fund,” generously supported for many years by program alumni, but the fund will need additional contributions to support these new initiatives.
The College and the Honors Program have also created a new “Annual Fund,” in which donations can be used immediately to support co-curricular events for Honors students, such as the annual Delasanta Lecture, cultural enrichment events (museums, plays, and concert), and Spring Break excursions abroad.
Your support will make a meaningful difference in the lives of these outstanding students. Please consider making a gift today.