Describe your educational achievements in the face of any challenging social, economic, or cultural circumstances that you have encountered:
At Grand Valley, we feel that a range of thoughtful perspectives is necessary for open inquiry, liberal education, and a healthy community. Please tell us what unique perspectives you will bring to our university:
In a few paragraphs, please explain how your self-assessment affirms your decision to apply to the Meijer Honors College. In your description, please also address any factors we should consider with regard to your qualifications (e.g., if you do not meet the ACT and/or GPA expectations).
A substantial sample of your best writing from a recent course. Preferably, this should include research.
Please answer one of the following as thoughtfully as you can in an essay of at least a page or two. The essay should be an original composition that addresses one of the prompts, not a previously written piece or something adapted from another occasion.
The I‘s. The Honors College curriculum integrates in various ways six key social and intellectual values: Inclusion, Integrity, Inquiry, Interdisciplinarity, Innovation, and Internationalization. Choose one of these words and use a personal experience to explain a time you‘ve displayed or upheld this value.
Change. Part of learning and maturing is occasionally changing one‘s mind on important matters. Describe an evolution in your own thought from one viewpoint or conviction to another. What prompted the change? How did you or do you feel about it?