Honors Program Benefits
Joining the honors program entitles students to a wide range of opportunities for fostering community, engaging in service, participating in research and growing into leadership. These include:
- Small, dynamic classes with some of the Merrimack’s most experienced professors.
- Honors classes average 18 students per section.
- One-on-one research opportunities with professors in student’s major.
- Opportunities to present research at conferences.
- Special honors advising in addition to student’s academic adviser.
- Peer mentoring from upperclass students.
- Honors students may register for classes before their peers.
Research and Travel Grants
- Honors students can apply for research and travel grants through the honors program. These monies may be used to fund summer internships, study-abroad opportunities, research or credit-bearing travel experiences. Download application.
- Co-curricular and extracurricular events throughout the year (banquet, plays, concerts, etc).
- Honors Student Council
- Opportunities to participate in service with other honors students.
The Honors Commons
- Access to the Honors Commons, an honors-only study area.
- Special honors community housing (Honors Residential Suites).
- A living-learning community for incoming first-year students.
- “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 the honors program by May 1 will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. The award is renewable each year the student remains in good standing in the honors program.