BHC Students in Alaska

Environmental Stewardship Global Engagement Leadership

The Batten Honors College of Virginia Wesleyan recruits high-achieving students and equips them to be problem solvers who are environmentally-conscious, strategic-thinking global citizens, ethically-bound to bettering their community and the world.

Why the Batten Honors College?

  • Financial Support
  • Living/Learning Community
  • Interdisciplinary Seminars
  • Service Learning
  • Advanced Experiential Learning
  • Honors Capstone Course

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Scholarship Competition
Application Deadlines

November 7-8, 2024
(Application Deadline is October 18, 2024)

February 6-7, 2025
(Application Deadline is January 17, 2025)

March 6-7, 2025
(Application Deadline is February 14, 2025)

160 scholars from 24 states and 9 countries
87 percent cohort graduation rate with 93 precent retention rate
3.7 cumulaticve gpa, 4.3 high school gpa, 1353 SAT
100 percent placement after graduation and 100 percent of students fo internships, research, service, or study abroad

Global Residency

Amanda Gerni '19 in Haines, Alaska, summer 2016.

Societies and Resources from Local Practices to Global Impact

This course examines the ways that societies adapt to and transform the natural environment. Journey from the ancient cities of Chichen Itza and Ek-Balam and explore the co-evolutionary process by which man transforms and is transformed by the natural environment.

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BHC Student Spotlight

Sophie Gonzales '21

Sophie Gonzales '21
Environmental Studies & Communication
Virginia Beach, VA


Read Sophie's story  More Batten Scholars


Batten Honors College Competition, March 2024