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Scholarships and Benefits

Financial Assistance and Scholarships

Financial Assistance and Scholarships

Honors students pay no additional university fees to be a part of the Honors Program, and most Honors students will qualify for a number of available scholarships based upon academic credentials. Contact the Financial Aid Office for information and details. Honors students are eligible for scholarships through the Honors Program. On average, the Honors Program has distributed $2,000 in study abroad scholarships to our students. Other scholarships for internship experiences and research opportunities are available to Honors students. While not guaranteed to every Honors student, our students have the unique opportunity to apply for this funding, which has been specially earmarked for Honors students only.


Honors Academic Living Community

Honors Academic Living Community

Incoming first year students have the opportunity to live in the Honors Academic Living Community. The Honors ALC focuses on early student engagement with faculty, offers social interactions to help develop a sense of Honors community, and provides students to live with similarly-motivated students. Students Participating in the Academic Living Community pay a small fee.

Academic Opportunities

Academic Opportunities

Honors student are eligible for special funding to support study abroad travel, internships, and research and other creative work. We also encourage Honors students to pursue independent research with faculty members, to present their research and other creative work, and to expand their intellectual curiosity. On the Northwest campus, students can present at the Celebration of Quality, and many Honors students present at professional conferences across the state, region, and country. Honors students also are eligible to apply for some of the most prestigious, nationally competitive scholarships available, including the Fulbright, Boren, Marshall, and Rhodes scholarships. They offer students opportunities to pursue graduate study, research projects, and teaching experiences in international locations.


Honors Activities and Community

Honors Activities and Community

The Northwest Honors Program offers students a number of ways to interact with our faculty and with other Honors students. Enjoy our Honors Lounge between classes as a place to study and enjoy puzzles and board games. Join us for social events like field trips to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City and the Board Game Café in Maryville. Participate in our monthly programs like Donuts with the Director where you can snack on free donuts and chat with the director of the Honors Program and Popcorn with a Prof where you can learn from faculty members about their introduction to research, their research process, and their current projects.



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