First-Year Honors Seminar – Asbury University
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Students eating ice cream conesThe First-Year Honors Seminar is comprised of about 20 new academic scholarship winners on campus including the ten 75% tuition (the HC Morrison scholarship) and four 100% tuition (the Wesley Hughes scholarship).

These 50 winners are invited to be part of a non-credit, no-homework, discussion forum, a time when these academically gifted students from a broad range of different disciplines will have the chance to get to know each other as well as the program faculty, as together they explore issues that are particularly relevant to them.

The Honors Seminar will meet for four Sunday afternoons (one each month) during the Fall Semester at the elegant Windsor Manor where the group will enjoy tea and lively conversation.

The basic format for each meeting will include a short time to mix and mingle and then will be mostly a discussion led by one of the Honors Seminar faculty about how these scholars can be leaders – both in the classroom and out. It will be a time for seminar participants to talk about a new idea or a new book they may have encountered as well as  for conversation about academic conflicts or challenges they may have faced.

Student asking a question during a sessionStaff

  • Program Director – Dr. Devin Brown
  • Scholar-Leader Faculty – Dr. Erin Penner
  • Scholar-Leader Faculty – Dr. Daniel Strait
  • Scholar-Leader Faculty – Prof. Kristina Erny


  • Four Sunday Teas during fall (Windsor Manor)
  • Christmas Drop-in
  • Hosts for the Scholarship Banquet
  • Lunch with the SEARCH Keynote speaker