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The W.E.B. DuBois Honors Program will accept applications from current sophomores in the Spring semester of 2019. Only current Fisk Sophomores with a GPA of 3.5 or above may apply. The deadline for applications is January 18, 2019.


Students who have completed at least one semester at Fisk University and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 are eligible to apply. Applications are collected at the beginning of each semester, and students may apply in the spring of their first year, fall or spring of their sophomore year, or fall of their junior year.

To apply, please complete the application below.

You will need:

  • A current resume or curriculum vitae;
  • A copy of your Fisk University transcript (student copy acceptable). You must have a minimum 3.25 GPA in order to apply.
  • A 2-page personal statement indicating what makes you a good candidate for the W.E.B. Du Bois General University Honors Program (what would you bring to the program?);
  • A 3-4 page writing sample. The writing sample should be a paper submitted for a course at Fisk. 

In addition to these documents, request a letter of recommendation from a Fisk University instructor be sent directly to Dr. Fleming (). List the instructor’s name and the date on which you requested the letter. Only complete applications, arriving before the deadline specified each semester, will be accepted. Once all applications are collected, the Honors Committee will interview each applicant, and successful applicants will be notified by email.