Welcome to Honors
The Renée Crown University Honors Program students begin with the First Year Experience, where they are paired with peers and a student mentor, engage in a semester of shared activities, and gain awareness of campus life. Honors students excel in attaining scholarships, awards, fellowships, recognition at professional conferences, publication, internships, and entrance to graduate school and service organizations.
At graduation, Honors students have completed a rigorous curriculum that represents breadth, collaborative capacity, global awareness, command of language, and depth. Each student completes a three-semester, independent thesis, and has contributed to community and campus civic engagement.
In the Honors Program we are dedicated to supporting our students in their research endeavors, study abroad, and their overall professional development. Through our generous donors and supporters, we have the privilege of extending these opportunities to students in the Renée Crown University Honors Program.
Honors can fund the following activities for Honors students:
- Professional Development Grant: Receive $1,000 to attend a conference, professional training, or activity that enhances career development.
- Internship Grant: Receive $3,500 to defray the cost of living or other expenses associated with taking on an internship.
- Study Abroad Grant: Receive $1,500 to help defray travel costs associated with studying abroad.
- Thesis Funding Support: Receive up to $5,000 toward research costs for the Honors Thesis project.
I studied abroad in Florence, Italy for three and a half months, and it was the best educational experience I’ve had at Syracuse! I was able to take classes that are only offered abroad, like an architecture sketching course where we traveled around Italy as a class and an Italian language class where we could…
I found the Madrid Discovery program culturally enlightening. I was able to immerse myself in the culture, the language, the food, and the people through new and unique experiences. Because of this, I learned so much about others and myself. Through independent travel I was able to become more independent and open my shell to…
As a computer science student I don’t get quite as many opportunities to explore current and relevant concepts in the humanities like gender, sexuality, and sustainability. During my semester abroad, I took advantage of the computer science courses available to expand the breadth of my knowledge. Through my explorations of Europe, I learned to observe…
Through the support of the Honors Abroad Grant, I was able to travel to Florence, Italy. Florence is an incredible city and I enjoyed living there tremendously. My classes at the abroad center were fascinating, my professors were extremely helpful, and I made numerous new friends. I’m also extremely grateful for my internship at Labsitters…
Through the Honors Abroad Grant I was able to participate in the Discovery Madrid program. This was very valuable both academically and in the networking context. I was able to get an internship in my field of study with biochemistry. I also met professors, people and friends that have helped me get opportunities to become…