Horizon Scholars

June 2, 2022

Horizon Scholars is a community for students of color to develop and prosper at Grand View University. Within this community, students from various academic backgrounds will foster lifelong friendships, participate in community and campus-wide activities, and create a personal definition of success while building a solid foundation for academic achievement. It is designed to help close the equity gaps outlined in our Title III grant.

A Horizon Scholar will:

  • Participate in four separate 1-credit courses over their first two years
  • Cultivate skills that will lead to leadership and career opportunities
  • Engage in weekly conversations with faculty, staff, and peers aimed at developing academic resilience, emotional intelligences, and their identity
  • Receive support to assist students with a smooth transition into Grand View and surrounding communities and beyond through their sophomore year
  • Develop, lead, and execute a variety of community-based projects
  • Participate in a variety of co-curricular programming for a unique academic experience both in and outside of the classroom

This strengths-based program is design to build leadership and life skills to promote academic success. This program is for incoming first-year students of color. Students selected as Horizon Scholars will engage in a four-semester enriched undergraduate educational experience that integrates both curricular and co-curricular learning.

Interested? Fill out this form.

Questions? Contact Steven Kellogg at skellogg@grandview.edu or 515-263-2931.