Benefits of being in the Regents' Scholars Program
RSP provides an academic scholarship worth 70% of their expenses for Tuition, Fees, Room, and Board. Should the student move off-campus, the percentage drops to 55% of Tuition, Fees, and Meal Plan if purchased.
Published Tuition, Fees, Room, and Board 2012-2013: $14,389
Regents' Scholarship: -$10,072 Remainder: $ 4,317
RSP students experience leadership skills development and training supervised by a nationally recognized staff. Included within this experience are opportunities for project conception, execution, and assessment. Students will develop close working relationships with University faculty and staff leading to a deep connection with the University and its mission.
Regents' Scholars' academic program includes an international affairs and global awareness focus. Part of that focus is foreign language training and a travel component emphasizing experience of another culture while earning course credit and/or participating in service learning.
The most unique, life-changing aspect of this program is the opportunity for a study-abroad experience the summer after completing the junior year. Financed by a combination of scholarships, leadership projects, and service opportunities, these travel experiences earn students academic credit and a memorable foreign cultural experience.
As a part of both the leadership and travel aspects of the program, Regents' Scholars "give back" to the world, local community, and campus. Through academic, leadership and travel experiences students also gain knowledge, skills and insights valuable to future employers.
They develop life-long friendships, grow more knowledgeable about the world from coursework and practical experience, and grow personally through transformational experiences.
RSP students may opt to graduate "With Honors" by completion of an Honors Thesis and seven credit hours of honors program requirements.