Through the generosity of private donors and the Office of the Provost, the Honors Program offers scholarships to qualified Honors’ students. Completed applications may be returned to the Honors Center, LI 225. Applications must be submitted before fall break for spring scholarships and before spring break for fall scholarships.  *Please see the current application for this year's Departmental Honors Program Scholarship deadline.   

Departmental Honors Program Scholarships

"I cannot begin to describe what I felt when I opened the letter that night. That letter told me that the next year of my education would be just a little easier, just a little less stressful. A full year of tuition and fees is equivalent to what I make in about 6 months.  Receiving this scholarship means that I only have to figure out how to pay for my books and living expenses.  It is a load of stress off my shoulders knowing that my schooling is covered by the kindness and generosity of scholarship donors.  This scholarship means that instead of working two jobs, I only have to work one.  This scholarship means that at the end of the day, I know that my student loans won't cripple me after I graduate. Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Words cannot describe the depth of my gratitude." --Brittany Andreasen, 2015-2016 Scholarship recipient

"I am a non-traditional student pursuing a dual major in Musical Theatre and Theatre Education with a minor in English Education.  I am also a nurse, chauffeur, personal assistant, tutor, secretary, and teacher.  In short I am a Mom.  I have four children ranging in age from almost 18 to eight, each with busy lives of their own.  Because my major is so time intensive, along with my busy family, I am unable to work full time and go to school.  Without my Honors Departmental Scholarship I would not be able to pursue my studies and my dreams.  I do not have words for how grateful I am for this scholarship, it has been a life-saver!" --Man

Students in the Departmental Honors Program are invited to apply for one of three scholarships available during the academic year of 2015-2016.  These scholarships will cover tuition and fees for students who are Utah residents.  Students will receive the scholarship for one academic year, which includes fall and spring semesters.  Each year this rotating scholarship highlights majors in different colleges.  For the 2015-2016 academic year, we recognize students in Applied Science & Technology, Arts & Humanities, and Business & Economics.  During the 2016-2017 year, we will focus on recognizing majors in the Bachelor of Integrated Studies Program, Education, Health Professions, Science, and Social & Behavioral Science.

To Be Eligible:

  • You must be a Utah resident;
  • You must be enrolled in 12 to 18 credit hours per semester;
  • You must be a major in one of the following colleges:
    • Bachelor of Integrated Studies Program
    • Education
    • Health Professions
    • Social & Behavioral Science

Qualifying Criteria:

  • Demonstrate academic excellence with a major GPA of 3.5 or above;
  • Complete at least one Honors generated class before applying;
  • Enroll in Departmental Honors at least two semesters before applying for this scholarship;
  • Document experiences in leadership or professional capacities as related to your discipline;
  • Preference will be given to students who receive no other educational scholarship;
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty member who is familiar with your academic record.

Departmental Honors Program Scholarships Application

Travel Scholarship

"To say I had a life-changing experience while in Perú would be an understatement. Throughout my time interacting with and serving the people of Perú, I learned and gained far more than I gave. My trip with the Center for Community Engaged Learning provided me with a humbling experience that drastically changed my perspective on life. In those 18 days, I made many new friends, met many incredible people, increased my Spanish skills, and stepped out of my comfort zone in a way that allowed me to grow professionally, academically, and personally." --Corbin Standley, 2014 Travel Scholarship recipient
Educational travel is one of the best ways for any of us to learn about other ways of living. Because the Honors Program values the importance of educational travel, we offer the following Travel Scholarships to help defray the costs of your educational travel expenses.


  • You are a full-time student;
  • You have been a member of University or General or Departmental Honors for at least two full semesters, not including summer semester, before applying for an Honors Travel Scholarship;
  • You have earned a minimum GPA of 3.5;
  • You have not received an Honors Travel Scholarship within the previous two years;
  • Your travel will be completed before you graduate;
  • You have completed the Honors Scholarship application form, which has been signed by an advisor;
  • You have completed a letter of purpose that addresses the following areas:
    • Explain the purpose of the trip;
    • If this is a service learning project, explain how this travel benefits local or national or international communities;
    • Explain what you expect to gain from the experience.
  • You agree to participate in a 5 or 10 minutes post travel presentation held by the Honors Program.  (The Honors Program may use videos or photographs of your presentation for promotional or informational purposes.)
  • You understand that the award is only applicable to the trip you describe in your proposal and must be used within one year of the award date. 

Travel Scholarship Application

Book Scholarship

"I would like to thank you for the Book Scholarship that I received.  It will make a huge difference this year as I continue to pursue my bachelor's degree in English Teaching...Receiving this scholarship means that I don't have to work as many hours at work to try and cover my books for this year.  This in turn means that I can focus more on my school work, and on truly understanding my classes."  -- Brittany Andreasen, 2014 Book Scholarship recipient

The Book Scholarship offers $125 towards the cost of class textbooks. 


  • You have been accepted into the WSU Honors Program; 
  • You are registered for 12 credit hours (full time student);       
  • General or University Honors:  You are enrolled in an Honors course at the time the Book Scholarship application is submitted; 
  • Departmental Honors:  You are enrolled in Departmental Honors for at least one semester prior to applying for a Book Scholarship and show progress toward completion of Departmental Honors.   
  • You understand that book scholarship funds can be used only for course textbook purchases and are only good for the semester in which they are awarded.

Book Scholarship Application