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UCA announces Schedler Honors Scholars and University Scholars for fall 2021

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College has selected 75 incoming first-year students as its newest class of Norbert O. Schedler Honors College Scholars and 30 incoming first-year students for its University Scholars Program.

Chosen from more than 450 applicants, the entering Schedler Honors College Scholars and University Scholars classes of 2021 have an average high school GPA above 4.0 and an average ACT score of 30. The Honors College class includes 103 students from Arkansas and two out-of-state students.

All members of the incoming honors class were selected using a holistic admissions process that factors in the applicant’s academic performance, writing ability and service and leadership potential. The process, which requires written essays, letters of recommendation, and participation in a daylong orientation and interview for Schedler Honors College applicants, has been held up within the national collegiate honors community as one of the most in-depth admissions processes in the nation.

Acceptance into either program comes with access to supplemental scholarship funding for every student, access to a living/learning community in Jefferson W. Farris Honors Hall and participation in a unique interdisciplinary curriculum. Both programs offer opportunities for service learning, project-based education, collaborative work and undergraduate research.

Students in the Schedler Honors College average approximately 1,000 cumulative hours of community service annually and receive funding support for study abroad and internships. Students who are chosen for this program are often distinguished by an unsatiated curiosity, a desire for exploration, a desire to give back to their community and exhibit broader curricular interests.

Students in the University Scholars Program participate in a unique curriculum that allows them to delve more deeply into courses and focuses on the individual growth and transformation of each student while preparing them to be leaders in their chosen fields. Scholars receive leadership training and undergraduate research support, with the goal of developing them as socially responsible leaders within their profession and community.

Established in 1982 by Norbert O. Schedler under the leadership of then-President Jefferson Farris Jr., the Schedler Honors College at UCA has become one of the most full-featured in the nation and is a leader in providing enhanced educational opportunities in a living/learning environment designed to develop students as citizen-scholars.

Now in its fourth year, the University Scholars Program is a four-year honors program that operates alongside the Schedler Honors College. The program was started in 2018 under the leadership of Honors College Dean Patricia Smith and UCA President Houston Davis.

The incoming fall class for the Schedler Honors College is listed here:

First NameLast NameHometownState
HannahAndrewsFoukeAR
ReganBelueLittle RockAR
AbbyBoboLittle RockAR
RachelBuckBentonAR
AbbyBunchSpringdaleAR
ExcaliburBunkerAtkinsAR
EmileeBurroughsBee BranchAR
EmmaBusteedFayettevilleAR
TieraChismWest MemphisAR
MacyCloningerSherwoodAR
CassiaCobbSpringdaleAR
AsyaDandridgeSherwoodAR
ConnerDelrePottsvilleAR
KelseyDemersGreenbrierAR
AvaDeVaultFarmingtonAR
AlisonFahadHot SpringsAR
FaithGastonFayettevilleAR
JanieGentryViloniaAR
MaddieGilleranPearcyAR
JackHaygoodNorth Little RockAR
DustinHendrixCave SpringsAR
LukeHinsonMountain HomeAR
DanielHolcombRogersAR
CooperHortonConwayAR
LewisJefferyconwayAR
CalebJenkinsVan BurenAR
MadisonJohnstonConwayAR
JaredJowersFarmingtonAR
KevinKingHeber SpringsAR
AnnaLeeVan BurenAR
CarterLemleyRussellvilleAR
BradenLewisFort SmithAR
JohnLittlerHot SpringsAR
FaithLustyConwayAR
AlexisLyonsAustinAR
MadisonMainerOzarkAR
PeytonManryMelbourneAR
CooperMcClellanConwayAR
WillMcDonaldMaumelleAR
MadelineMerrellBella VistaAR
BrennaMettsFlippinAR
MatthewMoixRogersAR
KylaOlerFt SmithAR
SethOrvinConwayAR
ElijahOwensFort SmithAR
SierraOwensNorth Little RockAR
OliviaPeckSpringdaleAR
MatthewPeretHot SpringsAR
KendalPeytonMaumelleAR
GraysonPinsonLittle RockAR
MadisynPointsTexarkanaTX
BethanyPursifullJonesboroAR
JaydenQuebedeauxMenaAR
BlakeReanoMansfieldAR
LenaRocoleJasperAR
CarterSainHarrisonAR
ChandlerSaulDeValls BluffAR
NatalieSchultzBella VistaAR
LindsaySemeConwayAR
JosephSharpRoanokeTX
KeirstenSharpeParagouldAR
MikaylaShawBald KnobAR
SophiaShunkHot SpringsAR
RodneySmithLittle RockAR
ShayleighSmithWardAR
BrooklynSolisWarrenAR
JacobSpeightsJonesboroAR
KevinStinnettBeebeAR
NathanTaylorWhite HallAR
ElijahThompsonBryantAR
MykelThurmanPottsvilleAR
CeliaTilleryAlexanderAR
PhoenixVuFort SmithAR
MaggieWestlinFayettevilleAR
LexieWolfJonesboroAR

The incoming fall class for the University Scholars Program class is listed here:

First NameLast NameHometownState
DavidAdamsViloniaAR
SebastianAlbertsonHarrisburgAR
BraylonBaileyWhite HallAR
AveryBallanyNorth little rockAR
JaylenBellBentonAR
TamaraBryantNorth Little RockAR
EmmaCorbittMurfreesboroAR
GrantCunninghamConwayAR
AnnaCusterNorth Little RockAR
AlyssaDartonPine BluffAR
SamanthaFosterAshdownAR
FranchelsaFranciscoMaumelleAR
NatalieFrancoHamburgAR
TrevorFugatePottsvilleAR
AristynGlasgowBatesvilleAR
KirstenHarperCave SpringsAR
RyleeHouseBigelowAR
KalieLacyBismarckAR
JerusalemLourieSpringdaleAR
CaleighMartinAlexanderAR
JoshuaMcEarlJessievilleAR
MadisonNicholsonRussellvilleAR
AlyssaNolanRussellvilleAR
EvaPalmerMaumelleAR
KolbyPayneBentonAR
JacobSandersHot Springs VillageAR
ErinSmithImbodenAR
JustinStaufferCave CityAR
EmilyTempleGreenbrierAR
PerlaZapataDe QueenAR