Honors Program

The Honors Program welcomes students into a close-knit community of faculty and intellectually gifted undergraduates committed to acquiring a broad and balanced education.

Honors program students sitting outside


  • Receive a $2000 annually renewable scholarship
  • Attend university-funded cultural outings
  • Join other honors students and faculty members for monthly dinners and discussions
  • Work closely with a faculty mentor to develop a personally designed, six-credit honors project


March 1 deadline

To apply to the Honors Program, complete the online Honors Program Application and follow the instructions for submission. For more information, please contact [email protected].

  • Minimum 3.5 GPA 
  • Personal Information
  • Activities, Interests, and Work Experiences
  • Reflections on Recent Readings
  • Writing Responses: 200-word personal goal essay & 500-word academic study essay
  • References: two letters of recommendation
  • Writing samples: submit 2 research papers completed during high school coursework


You are invited to join us on campus for an evening of lively discussion with current Honors students and faculty, giving you the opportunity to see what it’s like to be a Cairn student. Students who participate in the Honors Program receive an annual $2,000 scholarship.

Honors Program Scholarship

$ 2,000
  • Annually