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Honors Program


Program Benefits

There are many benefits to joining the Merrimack College Honors Program. The Program offers students with a plethora of opportunities to foster community, engage in service, participate in research, and grow in leadership.

Honors Program Benefits

Small Classes

  • Small, dynamic classes with some of the Merrimack’s best professors.
  • Honors classes average 18 students per section.

Research Opportunities 

  • One-on-one research opportunities with professors in student’s major.
  • Opportunities to present research at conferences.

Specialized Advising

  • Special honors advising in addition to student’s academic advisor.
  • Peer mentoring for students to learn from upperclassmen experiences.

Priority Registration 

  • Honors students get to register for classes before their peers in their graduating classes.

Research and Travel Grants

  • Honors students can apply for Research and Travel grants through the Honors Program.
  • This money can be used to fund summer internships, study abroad opportunities, research, or credit-bearing travel experiences.
  • Application


  • Co-curricular and extra-curricular events throughout the year (banquet, plays, concerts, etc).
  • Honors Student Council
  • Opportunities to participate in service with other Honors students.

Free Admission to Arts Events 

The Honors Lounge

Honors Housing

Graduation Recognition 

  • “Honors Program” will be noted on transcripts and diplomas to signify student’s achievement.

Honors Program Scholarship

  • Upon admission to the College, every invited entering first-year student who commits to Merrimack Honors by May 1, 2016 will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. The award is renewable each year the student remains in good standing in the Honors Program.