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(Distinguished Merit Scholarship)

Each fall the University Honors Program awards a dozen full four-year scholarships to highly qualified freshmen. The Honors Scholarship awards $1500 per semester ($3000 annually) in addition to full tuition and fees. The total value of the four-year award is more than $40,000. Recipients are selected from the most qualified applicants of the fall freshmen cohort. 

Basic Eligibility Criteria

SAT 1180 or  ACT 24 
High School GPA 3.5+ OR Class Rank Top 15% 
Renewal Criteria for the Honors Scholarship

Cumulative GPA of 3.2+ 
Earn 30 credit hours per academic year (typically 15 hrs per semester) 
Maintain membership in the University Honors Program in Good Standing 


"Deadline has passed. Please check back with us for the Fall ​2022 Semester.​"
Students in the University Honors Program may apply to receive additional financial support through the Hamman Scholarship​. These funds are limited and applicants must reapply each semester.  At the end of the scholarship semester, the student will be required to submit a reflection focused on their academic goals and experience in the University Honors Program. 


Current m​ember in Good Standing of the University Honors Program 
Minimum GPA 3.0 
Enrolled in at least 12 hours 
Extra consideration given to applicants taking 15 hours or more 
 Applications are reviewed and scored by a scholarship committee com​​posed of the faculty of the Honors Council and the director of the Honors Program. Applicants may request up to $1000 per semester; however, award amounts are determined by the scholarship committee. Awards ​are typically disbursed midway through the semester. 
As part of their application, all applicants must submit a fully developed multi-paragraph essay in response to the following questions: 
How will the requested funds contribute to your academic success this semester? 
By what standard should the scholarship committee measure your success? 



Last updated 2/2/2022 10:52 AM