Honor Scholars program criteria

Based on space availability and demonstrated potential, Mount Ida opens its Honor Scholars program to eligible students:

  • First-year students by invitation
  • Current or transfer students by application
    GPA of 3.5 or higher
    Written personal essay
    Letter of recommendation from a professor

Honor Scholars program requirements

Honor Scholars students complete the following honors work, in addition to coursework required for degree program graduation:

Three honors contracts:

Working one-on-one with professors, you will complete three honors projects on topics of interest to you. Honors contracts are in-depth, creative and/or interdisciplinary projects – based on your individual areas of interest and study.

Senior Honor Scholars colloquium:

You’ll organize and present your honors ePortfolio in fall of your senior year. This portfolio showcases your honors contracts and other outcomes from your participation in the Honor Scholars program. Your completed honors ePortfolio and honors transcript serve as a great introduction to your talents for employers or graduate schools.