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.

Funding Opportunities

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.

Latest News

Diwali, The Festival of Lights

By Danielle Smith | November 12, 2018

The university community celebrated Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights on Thursday, November 8. Celebrants created 1700 radiant luminaries that lit up the Orange Grove for four hours during the evening. The festivities continued in Bowne Hall with Bollywood music, samosas, biryani, sweets and spiced chai. Nearly 300 students, faculty, and staff participated in the…

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students and professor at Woodstock monument

Honors Professor Sally Wagner comments on “The Year of the Woman”

By | November 8, 2018

Forbes recently asked Honors professor Sally Roesch Wagner to weigh in on this year’s mid-term election, which has been dubbed “The Year of the Woman.” In the article, Roesch Wagner shares some little-known stories from the women’s suffrage movement including how Frederick Douglass assisted, the role of Matilda Joslyn Gage, and Haudenosaunee women’s historical right…

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Honors Alum to present at Meredith Symposium

By | October 26, 2018

On Saturday, Nov. 3, the College of Arts & Sciences will host the third annual Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences.   The purpose of the symposium is to highlight women and first-generation undergraduates in the life sciences.  This year’s keynote speakers are Elizabeth Dempsey G’09 and Susan Clardy ’08, G’12, who will…

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Laura Marsolek, Luce Scholar

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising (CFSA)

By | October 15, 2018

The Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising (CFSA) assists Syracuse University’s outstanding students and alumni with applications to nationally competitive scholarships that fund research abroad, graduate study, professional placements, and other opportunities. Recent graduates can be strong candidates for these opportunities because they have combined their Syracuse education with real-world experience. From planning to application,…

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Happy Hour at Lubin House: November 28th

By | October 15, 2018

Join fellow Honors Program alumni for a night of networking and learning at Lubin House in NYC on Wednesday, November 28 at 6 p.m.  Honors Director Danielle Smith will share her work on educational attainment in Liberia with a short talk “Who Run the World? Girls! Girls! Girls!: Transformative Education, Human Development and National Reconstruction.”…

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