The Velma Fudge Grant Honors Program is an academic program administered under the Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship. The Velma Fudge Grant Honors Program represents a commitment made by Albany State University (ASU) to broaden and enrich the educational experiences of bright, highly motivated and creative students. Honors Program students are provided opportunities for scholarships, access to special extracurricular programs, a chance to pursue independent projects and research interests, professional experience through internship programs and special service options. Through its specially catered curriculum, the V.F. Grant Honors Program provides the opportunity for faculty to teach academically talented students in inventive, interdisciplinary, small class settings designed to fulfill core curriculum requirements. Additionally, these students participate in advanced or intensive classes in particular disciplines. The Honors Program is specifically designed for academic scholarship recipients, academically talented freshmen, and transfer students with a proven dedication to academic excellence and scholarship. The Honors Program student must reach beyond scholarly grades for success and have the courage to demonstrate superior ethical leadership in his/her chosen field of study.
The Honors Program serves as an educational catalyst for students to enhance the regular ASU experience. It focuses on intellectual accomplishment, high scholarship commitment, leadership, education and commitment to community-centered learning.