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

Aquinnah Crosby -

Tyler Aitken -

Ellen Clark -

Jose Venegas -

Alexis Taliento -

Grace Engel -

Ananya Chandra -

Charlotte Ebel -

Cassidy Snyder -

Allison Myers -

Aaron Shinn -

Anna Hill -

Latest News

Gabe Khan Helps Others Develop Business Skills in South Africa

October 13, 2023

Gabe Khan Helps Others Develop Business Skills in South Africa The Business Skills Course funded by the U.S. Consulate Cape Town recently held a wrap-up meeting in Makhanda, South Africa, led by Inkululeko’s General Manager, Julian Barker. Gabe Khan, a Renée Crown Honors Program alum, worked extensively with Inkululeko to draft the original curriculum along…

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Tahirah Abdul-Qadir ’26 Featured in Commercial during Women’s FIFA World Cup

October 6, 2023

Honors Student Tahirah Abdul-Qadir Featured in Commercial During Women’s World Cup Sophomore Honors student Tahirah Abdul-Qadir was recently selected to be a member of the 2023 Cracker Jill Team, a partnership between Cracker Jack/Frito Lay and the Womens Sports Foundation. Designed to spotlight young female athletes and promote gender equality in sports, the I am…

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Maggie Sardino ’23 Featured in Humanities for All

October 5, 2023

Honors Graduate Maggie Sardino Featured in Humanities for All This past spring, recent Honors graduate Maggie Sardino ’23 published a piece in the National Humanities Alliance’s initiative, Humanities for All. Maggie’s article, “Discovering My Passion for Public Arts & Humanities”, highlights her experience as a research assistant for the Engaged Humanities Network (EHN), an initiative…

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Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert

October 5, 2023

Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert Disney Concerts presents “Encanto: The Sing-along Film Concert” national tour. Encanto lovers of all ages have the opportunity to sing along with their favorite GRAMMY®-Award winning songs performed by a live band while watching the full film. “Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert” will include all the music of the Academy Award®-winning film, including iconic…

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The Ghosts of SU’s Past

October 4, 2023

The Ghosts of SU’s Past The Ghosts of SU’s Past: An Oakwood Cemetery Tour will take place Wednesday, October 18th at 5:15pm. Join fellow Honors students in a walk through this historic site where you will have the chance to meet SU alums in their final resting places! In the spirit of the Halloween season,…

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