President's Emerging Global Scholars

The President's Emerging Global Scholars (PEGS) program is a cohort within the Undergraduate Honors Program that is designed to groom academic achievers for continued success. Open to first-time, full-time, first-year students of any major, this exceptional program targets high school graduates who achieved at least a 3.5 GPA and either a 1200 SAT or 25 ACT score.

The program is limited to 50 students who are selected through an application process. The PEGS program, a collaborative effort between the Center for Student Leadership and the Honors College, uses a combination of curricular and co-curricular experiences, to provide participants with a distinct advantage as they progress through their college experience.

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PEGS fosters a strong first-year community among its participants who attend classes together, study together, and develop strong academic and social ties. The program then continues to provide structured co-curricular opportunities throughout the participating students’ entire university experience. In addition to the benefits that accrue to all Honors students, PEGS students benefit from:

  • International travel during their first year
  • Individualized guidance from a one-on-one mentor
  • A supportive social network
  • Preparation for national scholarships (Fulbright’s, Truman’s, etc.)
  • Participation in undergraduate research
  • Assistance with pre-professional school and graduate school applications

To learn more about PEGSs, please contact Phillip Poskus at or 770-423-6672  .
Stop by the Center for Student Leadership in either of its two locations (Room 172 of the Student Center, or our new location in the 6000 building of the University Village) to explore the opportunities that await you.
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