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Scholarship Leadership Stewardship

COVID-19 Information

While Virginia Wesleyan University is currently open for campus visits, we recognize that many people may still prefer to take advantage of virtual opportunities to learn more about the Batten Honors College. Therefore, we invite you to participate in a BHC Virtual Information Session on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7 pm, EDT. For more information, click here.

The Batten Honors College of Virginia Wesleyan inspires, engages, and prepares academically talented students to become impactful leaders, and environmental stewards in the global community. Through small classes, personalized instruction, and especially purposeful, faculty-student interaction, the Batten Honors College equips students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of an ethical and influential global citizen who understands the interdependence of society, culture, and the natural world.

Why the Batten Honors College?

  • Financial Support
  • Living/Learning Community
  • Interdisciplinary Seminars
  • Service Learning
  • Advanced Experiential Learning
  • Honors Capstone Course

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Scholarship Competition
Priority Deadlines

November 6, 2020
(Priority Deadline is October 19)

February 11 - 13, 2021
(Priority Deadline is January 25)

March 4-6, 2021
(Priority Deadline is February 15)

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Study Away

Amanda Gerni '19 in Haines, Alaska, summer 2016.

Societies and Resources from Local Practices to Global Impact

This course examines the ways that societies adapt to and transform the natural environment. Journey from the ancient cities of Chichen Itza and Ek-Balam and explore the co-evolutionary process by which man transforms and is transformed by the natural environment.

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BHC Student Spotlight

Alexander J. Leonard

Alex Leonard '21
Earth and Environmental Science
Apex, NC

Read his story  More Batten Scholars


Batten Honors College Competition Spring 2019

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