College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University
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Honors Application



The Honors Program at CSB/SJU is looking for students who:
  • Have a GPA of 3.85 or higher
  • Enjoy a wide range of intellectual interests
  • Are self-motivated and want to put their theoretical learning into practice
  • Desire personal growth through meaningful reflection
  • Value community and working together toward a shared purpose
  • Are willing to step outside of their comfort zone, challenge assumptions and take collaborative action for the common good
Activity List
List the five (5) service, family, school, faith community, athletic, or work responsibilities to which you have been most committed below. Specify the activities, positions held and length/frequency of commitments.
Essay #1
Choose 2-3 items from your list of activities and explain how participation in these activities contributed to who you are today (300-words)

Essay #2
Write a 300-word essay on ONE of the following questions:
  1. Describe a course that you originally didn't want to take, and what you ended up learning from it.
  2. The philosopher Socrates famously said, "The unexamined life is not worth living." Do you agree or disagree with this claim? Explain.
  3. There is a famous proverb that says, "It takes a village to raise a child." Describe how your community has influenced you and what plans you have for giving back.

*Note:  Your application for admission to the colleges may be consulted in addition to your application to the Honors Program.