The Honor Scholars Program
"The best way to have a good idea
is to have lots of ideas."
-Dr. Linus Pauling,
Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry (1954) and Peace (1962)
The Honor Scholars Program (HSP) provides an enriched and customized learning experience for outstanding Mount Ida students. HSP students work one-on-one with faculty mentors on three creative and/or academic research "contracts" of their choice, developing close working relationships with faculty mentors outside of class. The program provides a framework for intellectual inquiry, creative thinking, interdisciplinary study and leadership development through academic and co-curricular opportunities.
Honor Scholars may:
- Participate in undergraduate research
- Become peer mentors and writing associates
- Enjoy special co-curricular activities, field trips and programs that explore the rich cultural offerings of the greater Boston area
- Attend national and regional honors conferences
- Present their honors ePortfolio at an annual all-College event
- Receive special recognition at Commencement
Honor Scholars also remain eligible for separate Dean's List and academic honors and can become members of academic honor societies, depending on specific requirements.
The Honor Scholars Program supports students as they discover their strengths, build upon their achievements, challenge themselves to grow as learners, and prepare themselves to be tomorrow's leaders.
For more information, please contact:
Professor Ellen Goldberger
Director, Honor Scholars Program
Office: ATC 236