The Honors Scholar Program

Aim Higher and Achieve More Meaningfully.... 
The Honors Scholar Program is a comprehensive fully-enriched academic experience for high academic ability students who seek to aim higher and achieve more meaningfully through unique educational opportunities and experiences. 
What is an Honors Scholar?
Honors scholars comprise 4% of the CMU student body and enroll in unique special topic Honors courses taught by top CMU faculty in a variety of settings from Mt. Pleasant’s campus, to the Appalachian Trail, to places like Bermuda, Florence, and Beijing.  In addition, Honors students enroll in global citizenship courses which include study abroad opportunities, special diversity courses, and foreign language study.  Honors Scholars are strongly encouraged to engage in undergraduate research and creative endeavors with CMU faculty as early as their first semester at CMU.  Ultimately, each Honors Scholar will complete a capstone senior project in their discipline in collaboration with a CMU faculty member with an expectation that the results be published or presented in a professional forum.  Honors Scholars also take part in meaningful service opportunities in areas in which they are passionate, reside in Honors housing, and take part in the countless cultural and social events that comprise our vibrant Honors Community!
At this point in time all Honors Scholar offers available for fall 2014 admission have been made.  Though not likely, but should spots become available, interested new applicants (who did not compete in fall 2013 at the Centralis and Honors Scholarship Competition) can apply through the regular admissions process, in which case the applications are due March 1.  Students who competed at the Centralis and Honors Scholarship Competition in fall 2013 who did not receive an award will be also be considered if any spots become available.  


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