The prestigious and rigorous College Scholars Honors Program provides high-achieving students from all academic disciplines the opportunity to expand and demonstrate their knowledge beyond the classroom.
The College Scholars Honors Program
The program complements a student’s major studies and progressively layers camaraderie, academics, leadership, and exploration to form a community of excellence. College Scholars graduate with an enhanced academic profile and are well-prepared for the next step in their careers.
Learn from other scholars in small, discussion-based honors courses.
Conduct laboratory or field research under the guidance of a faculty member, an opportunity seldom available to undergraduate students at large universities.
Receive one-on-one advising when applying for prestigious national scholarships like Rhodes, Fulbright, Truman and Goldwater awards.
Study abroad at the University of Glasgow, an honors-only study abroad program.
Seek Fellowships, Receive Funding and More
Seek a competitive Richter Fellowship grant to conduct research, either domestically or internationally, as an independent study project or as part of an honors thesis.
Receive travel funding to present scholarship at national conferences.
Develop close relationships with other high-achieving students through a shared residence hall and a variety of social events, including trivia and movie nights, the popular Chocolate Festival, Honors Winter Formal and Spring Honors Banquet.
As part of our focus to promote "Excellence through Community" among College Scholars, North Central College offers an honors housing option, a living learning community. The living learning community provides access to faculty, study spaces, and specialized social and cultural programs to all College Scholars regardless of housing placement. If a College Scholar lists honors housing as a preference, they will receive priority placement dependent on availability. Honors housing residents can still request a roommate, however, one's roommate must also be a member the College Scholars program. .
*Honors housing is not traditional freshman housing, therefore, there may be a difference in cost. Traditionally, the honors living learning community is housed in Ward and Patterson Halls.