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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 1170 or ACT 24
  • High School GPA 3.5+ OR Class Rank Top 15%

Renewal Criteria for the Honors Scholarship

  • Complete FAFSA/TASFA
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2+
  • Earn 15 credit hours per long semester - 30 credit hours per academic year
  • Maintain membership in the University Honors Program in Good Standing

Hamman Scholarship

Fall deadline has passed. Check back with us for Spring Hamman Applications in January 2024.

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?