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University Honors Program Scholarships


Even though the benefits of Honors have been described as "priceless," membership in the Honors Program does not add any additional fees to your tuition bill. There are also scholarship opportunities for Honors Program Students. Honors students also have access to workshops focused on how to apply for nationally competitive scholarship and internship programs.

FTIC Honors Scholarship

(Distinguished Merit Scholarship)

Each fall the University Honors Program awardsup to one dozen full four-year scholarships to highly qualified freshmen. The Honors Scholarship awards $1500 per semester ($3000 annually) in addition to coverage of full tuition and fees based on financial aid eligibility. The total value of the four-year award may be as high as $40,000. Recipients are selected from the most qualified applicants of the fall freshmen cohort. Once awarded, the scholarships are renewable for a total of four years as long as students maintain eligibility.

Distinguished Merit Application Eligibility Criteria

  • SAT 1170 or ACT 24
    High School GPA 3.5+ or Class Rank Top 15%
  • Submission of FAFSA/TASFA

Annual Renewal Criteria for Distinguished Merit Honors Scholarship (total of four years)

  • Complete FAFSA/TASFA each year
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2+
  • 15 earned credit hours per long semester
  • Good standing in the University Honors Program

Each semester Honors students can also apply for additional funds to support their academic success in the form of Hamman Scholarships.

Hamman Scholarship

Spring 2024 Hamman Applications have closed. Check back in late August for Fall applications.

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, recipients will be required to submit a reflection focused on their academic goals and experience in the University Honors Program.


  • Current member 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 composed 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?