Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Fort Hays State Begins Recruitment for New Honors College

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Fort Hays State Begins Recruitment for New Honors College

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Fort Hays State officials have begun a student recruiting program for its new Honors College, a program beginning this fall that will offer academically gifted students an accelerated learning curriculum.

The first students in the new college will be drawn from Fort Hays' current Distinguished Scholars Program, the school said in a news release. A statewide recruitment campaign, already begun in Lawrence and Kansas City last week, will continue with a 13-city, three-state tour -- the school's 2015 Student Recognition Program -- that recognizes high school students and transfers who will receive Fort Hays State scholarships this fall.

"Our Honors College is a program of distinction designed to welcome the brightest young minds to our university," Fort Hays State President Mirta Martin said in a statement announcing the program. "We will challenge them, nurture them and make them a part of our family."

Candidates for the new college must be a National Merit finalist or semi-finalist, winner of a National Achievement Award or have attained National Hispanic Recognition program status. …

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