Benefits of Joining

If you are admitted to our selective community of scholars this year, you will receive the following benefits:


  • Honors scholarships begin at $1000 per year and are automatically renewed for 4 years if you remain in good standing 
  • Continued scholarship funding for sophomores, juniors, and seniors 
  • Funding for travel to professional events, conferences, and workshops through our Research and Creative Activities Fund
  • Desktops, copier, printer, and other free resources available in the Honors Lounge 

Undergraduate Research/Creative Experience

  • Study with outstanding faculty, including course credit for lab work and internships
  • Work on your own original research projects (Project of Excellence) as the summative learning experience in the Program 

Study Abroad Experience

  • Meaningful academic, cultural, and research experiences in the United States and abroad
  • Support for Honors-only trips and other experiences across campus. As soon as we can safely travel again, we hope to continue our Study Away program, which has supported students traveling to Mexico, Costa Rica and Scotland. 

The Honors Community

We believe that a successful Honors Program builds a supportive community for high-ability students. We build this community through: 

  • An active Honors Student Association 
  • A vibrant community service program 
  • Physical spaces such as our Honors Residence Hall and Honors Lounge 
  • Honors Classes 
  • Notation as Honors Program Graduate on diploma 
  • Personalized advising 
  • Early course registration 
  • Peer mentoring 

 We support community service and service-learning projects via the Honors Student Association. In 2021, Honors students served a total of 2,152 hours in our community. For the 2022-23 academic year, students will be required to engage in at least twelve service events, including our signature Program events, such as Honors Symposium, and The Big Event.