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

Students Awarded Top Prizes for Honors Capstone Projects

By | August 7, 2017

Students Awarded Top Prizes for Honors Capstone Projects For students in the Renée Crown University Honors Program, the honors capstone project can be a challenge to complete. The project typically requires intensive research, writing, professional or creative work over the course of already busy junior and senior years.  The reward is in the chance to…

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Picture of Natalia Rice - one of the 2017 YRFP fellows

Seven Honors students selected in the first cohort of the Young Research Fellows Program

By Blythe | July 19, 2017

Seven Honors students selected in the first cohort of the Young Research Fellows Program   Syracuse University’s Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising (CFSA) recently selected the first cohort of undergraduate students to participate in the newly created Young Research Fellows Program (YRFP).  Seven Honors students are among this inaugural group of YRFP fellows.  Participants will…

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2017 Capstone Presentation Day Schedule

By Blythe | April 25, 2017

Take a look! It’s the Capstone Presentation Day schedule! We hope you’ll join us! Details in the PDF below. To search for a student, or anything in particular, just Ctrl + F. [pdf]https://honors.syr.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Presentation-Day-Schedule-FINAL.pdf[/pdf]

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Congratulations to the University Scholars!

By Kate | April 11, 2017

Congratulations to the University Scholars! We are proud to congratulate our Honors students who have been selected as University Scholars, the highest undergraduate honor the University awards. • Farrell Brenner, a women’s and gender studies and citizenship and civic engagement major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School and the Renée Crown…

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Capstone Performance!

By Karen | April 7, 2017

And the Women Cried: Voices from Shakespeare’s History Plays And the Women Cried is a seven-woman monologue play, adapted from the text of Shakespeare’s history plays. An incredible group of medieval women, from Joan of Arc to Katherine of Aragon, are brought to life in the intimate setting of a sanctuary church.  In highlighting these…

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