Unique, impactful extensions of your general education courses and courses within your major are the cornerstone of the Lewis University Scholars Academy honors program. In addition to the opportunities to elevate your scholarship, the Scholars Academy also encourages our honors students to become part of the larger scholarly community. Attendance at cultural events, “City as Text” experiences, service-outreach programs and study-abroad experiences offer students additional opportunities for meaningful out-of-classroom learning experiences. The Scholars Academy also promotes active dissemination of the results of our students’ academic endeavors. Our program regularly provides financial assistance to defer some costs associated with presentation of work products that result from student success in our honors courses and contracts. The Honors Council of the Illinois Region and the National Collegiate Honors Council are two venues where Lewis University’s Scholars Academy students routinely share their work with other honors students across the state and the nation.