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.

Funding Recipient Stories

Ananya Chandra -

Charlotte Ebel -

Cassidy Snyder -

Allison Myers -

Aaron Shinn -

Anna Hill -

Colin Mashkuri -

Rachel Renzi -

Linda Baguma -

Ellen Clark -

Mark Nzasi -

Madelin De Jesus Martinez -

Latest News

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The Keepers of Manari

May 5, 2023

The Keepers of Manari Please join Newhouse senior Alexandra Siambekos for the showing of her Honors Thesis film, The Keepers of Manari to be screened in the Herg which is in Newhouse III at 2pm on Saturday, May 6th.

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what she inherited

May 5, 2023

what she inherited Please join senior Asa Rogers at her installation, what she inherited: an installation exploring mother daughter relationships being held in Shaffer Art Building room 102 on May 10th-12th from 10:30am to 7:00pm with meet the artist times running from 5pm to 7pm, and again May 13th from 10:30am to 4pm with meet…

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Call for Submissions

May 5, 2023

Call for Submissions Honors students! Submit your work for a new journal of scholarly work by Honors undergraduates. The journal will be edited, designed, and published by fellow Honors students in the fall 2023 semester through the new HNR 340 course Producing a Scholarly Journal. A few important guidelines:   In the fall semester, a student…

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From Generation to Generation

April 25, 2023

From Generation to Generation The day Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) began, CNN published an excerpt from Emily Steinberger’s Honors thesis, L’dor V’dor: From Generation to Generation — an exploration of her family’s escape from persecution during the Holocaust. Both sides of Emily’s family fled from Eastern Europe, bringing with them photographs, documents and memories…

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Come Dance With Us

April 7, 2023

Come Dance With Us One of our Honors classes has arranged for a fun end of the semester event and they have invited all of us. Can Isik’s HNR 350 Precision class is holding a social dance evening Friday, April 14th from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Dance Studio of the Women’s Building. An instructor will lead…

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