Honors and Scholars Village

Village Life

The Village serves as a way to infuse the scholarly mission of the UHP into the life of the student community. It also serves as the programmatic heart of the University Honors Program, and all Village events are open to the entire UHP community. Its mission of the Village is to create a community of young scholars which is engaged in societal issues; provides opportunities for growth; and is grounded in critical scholarship.

The Village is the only living-learning community on NC State’s campus which boasts representation from every academic college and from every academic year (Freshman to Senior). It has also been the recipient of many awards over the last several years, including:


Scholar in Residence

Each year, the Village selects a faculty member to serve as the Scholar in Residence (SIR) in the Village. The goal of the program is to foster meaningful dialogue between students and faculty outside the classroom. The SIR serves as a role model for Village students as they develop as young scholars and researchers.

For 2016-2017, the Scholar in Residence is Sheryl Cornett of the English Department. Sheryl has taught a wide range of writing and literature courses at North Carolina State University. Her recent poems, stories, scholarship, criticism, and creative non-fiction appear in the Southern Women’s Review, North Carolina Literary Review, Image, Pembroke Magazine, Mars Hill Review, and The Independent Weekly among other journals and magazines; and in anthologies such as In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare. Recent conference presentations include “A Jane Austen for Our Time” at Ireland’s West Cork Literary Festival, which was selected to appear in the essay collection The Global Jane Austen (Palgrave Macmillian, 2013.) Current research interests include the role of World War Two in North Carolina’s literary landscape and the significance of domestic architecture and gardens in creating fictional characters and story settings.

Former visiting scholars and Scholars in Residence:

  • Sheryl Cornett, Department of English
  • Bill Bauer, Department of Philosophy
  • Edward Eaton, University Theatre
  • Eric Roberts, Department of Crop Science
  • Eric Davies, Department of Plant Biology
  • Lichao He, Department of Political Science
  • Jim Woodward, Interim Chancellor
  • Jill McCorkle, Department of English
  • Utku Avci, Department of Crop Science
  • Warwick Arden, Provost

For more information, contact Cheryl Cornett, current Scholar in Residence.

HV Enrichment Grant

The University Village Enrichment Grant enables students to pursue creative and enriching projects that foster self-driven scholarship, promote personal development, and diversify perspectives within the University Village community.

The application may be found here: Village Enrichment Grant


  • Enrolled as a full-time student at N.C. State University.
  • Current resident of the University Honors Village.
  • Not a prior recipient of the University Village Enrichment Grant.
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA.
  • Must be in good standing with the Resident Student Code of Conduct.
  • Must have a faculty mentor in a field related to your project proposal.

Selection criteria

  • Project must be student-driven.
  • Emphasis on creativity and originality.
  • Priority may be given to multi-disciplinary enrichment projects.
  • Project should embody the learning outcomes of the University Village: Civic Identity; Communal Inquiry; Public Scholarship
  • Value of knowledge/perspective brought back to the community from this experience.
  • Quality of presentation plan.

Presentation plan

One of the fundamental elements of the University Village is its emphasis on public scholarship. As part of this grant, each recipient is expected to create a plan of presentation, which details how he or she intends to share the knowledge learned through the execution of his or her proposed project with the community. This presentation should come in a format that is appropriate to the proposed project. Creativity of presentation is encouraged.


University Village Residents have the opportunity to apply for a total amount of funding that takes into account the number of years they have resided in the University Village.

  1. Students in their first year in the University Village can apply for up to $750.
  2. Students in their second year in the University Village can apply for up to $1000.
  3. Students in their third year (or above) in the University Village can apply for up to $1250.

Award amount will be determined based on resident’s projected expenses. Grants may be used in conjunction with other awards, but the total amount of funding should not exceed the applicant’s projected expenses. Funding can be used for a variety of purposes that are required for the project, but cannot be used for personal compensation or reimbursement.