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NCHC Partners in the Parks

EKU Honors provides grants to support student travel to the National Collegiate Honors Council’s Partners in the Parks programs at national parks across the United States. Students from EKU Honors have participated in week-long Partners in the Parks learning adventures at Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii, Glacier National Park in Montana, Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah and many more.

Partners in the Parks is an outdoor experiential learning program coordinated by the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). Partners in the Parks projects at national parks across the country offer unique opportunities for honors students to visit areas noted for their beauty, significance and lasting value. The seminars led by university faculty and park personnel at these sites include historical, scientific, cultural and other important areas unique to a given park. During a Partners in the Parks excursion, you will also be able to take advantage of exciting recreational opportunities within the parks to broaden your understanding of the overall value of national parks to our country and its citizens. A list of Partners in the Parks excursions is available on the NCHC website.

EKU Honors has funding available each year to support one or more students interested in attending a Partners in the Parks excursion. Students interested in receiving funding should apply for an EKU Honors Trailblazer Grant. In addition, the Southern Regional Honors Council (SRHC) also has stipends available for students to offset the cost of attending Partners in the Parks. Email Dr. David Coleman for more information.

three EKU Honors students smile at Crater Lake National Park