Centralis Scholar Award
Awarded to high school seniors.
Award includes admission to the CMU Honors Progam, 
full tuition, fees, & room and board for four years
and a $5,000 study away award.  
Centralis Gold Award
Awarded to high school seniors.
Award includes admission to the CMU Honors Program, 
full tuition for four years and a $5,000 study away award. 

The Centralis Scholar Program...
The Centralis Scholar Program is a comprehensive, immersive academic program featuring high-impact learning opportunities for motivated and passionate high academic ability students who seek to aim higher and achieve more meaningfully.
Centralis Scholars 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, Centralis students enroll in global citizenship courses which include study abroad opportunities, cultural diversity courses, and world language study.  Centralis 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 Centralis Scholar will complete a capstone 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.  Centralis Scholars are encouraged to pursue their passions through meaningful service opportunities and are called to participate actively in the vibrant Honors living learning community.  There are countless Honors Program academic, cultural, social, and community-based opportunities for Centralis Scholars to become engaged in the intellectual life and transformative experience of the university.  
If the Honors Program vision, mission and core values align with your own goals, and if you share in the desire to fully engage in the life of the university, then we invite you to be part of our community of academic leaders, critical and creative thinkers, and agents of transformation.