Jake Nielsen

Admission is based on several criteria. They are:

  • Acceptance into the undergraduate program at Eastern University.
  • Strong ACT, SAT, or CLT score
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities.
  • Submission of Templeton application materials and a personal interview with the Templeton staff.

Templeton Honors College students are destined for lives of commitment and leadership in a society that struggles for a moral compass. The Templeton Honors College is committed to helping students both discern gifting and vocation and cultivate their relationship with Christ. This includes development of the character, and the knowledge and skills that will equip students for the service for which they were designed.

Should I consider applying even if I don’t meet all of the criteria?
Yes. The Templeton Honors College evaluates students individually and looks for students that know how to think critically. We understand that there are different gift sets and learning styles, and we want to create a cohort that is diverse in its gifting.

Deadlines and Interview Days



The deadlines for Templeton applications are as follows:

  • January 1st
  • February 1st
  • March 1st
  • April 1st (as space permits)

Interview Days for Spring 2019:

  • Friday, January 25th, 2019: 9:30am-4pm (deadline for apps. Jan. 1st)
  • Friday, February 22nd, 2019: 9:30am-4pm (deadline for apps. Feb. 1st)
  • *CHANGED* Monday, April 1st, 2019: 9:30am-4pm (deadline for apps. March 1st)

Applying by the 1st of each month qualifies you to be considered for an interview during that month, but you can opt to interview at a later date if you would prefer. If you can not be present on an interview day a substitute date can be arranged. Further details are found within the application itself.

Scholarships & Aid

The Templeton Honors College scholarship stacks on top of Eastern academic scholarships. The composite scholarship begins at half-tuition and exceptional applicants may receive more than this, all the way up to a full-tuition scholarship. Depending on student eligibility, Eastern may also award other need-based and merit-based aid.

This is not the only form of scholarship or aid available to Templeton students. There are a range of other options such as: