Program Timeline

Freshman Year
Sophomore Year
JuniorYear & Senior Year

McKnight Mentoring

Each incoming scholar is engaged in a mentoring group, led by McKnight Scholar alumni. Students meet every other week in small group settings.

Leadership Colloquium I and II

During the fall and spring semester scholars enroll in a one-hour credit class focusing on key leadership principles through the Habitudes curriculum preparing them as life-giving leaders.

Heifer International Experience

During Fall Break, students travel to Perryville, Arkansas and are immersed in a world hunger simulation.

Johnson O'Connor Aptitude Test

Each McKnight Scholar completes a full aptitude test conducted by the Johnson O’Connor Foundation to inform sophomores of their aptitudes and career choices.

International Experience

Each McKnight Scholar travels abroad to broaden cultural perspectives and better understand community planning, preservation, and development.

Brown Bag Leadership Dinners

Throughout the four year experience, junior and senior leaders plan regular brown bag leadership discussions and invite the entire McKnight family to engage in scholarly conversations on relevant issues.