Honors Program


The Florida State University Honors Program provides a holistic developmental environment for intellectually curious students through enriching experiences both within and outside of the classroom. We offer a multitude of academic, leadership, and community engagement opportunities to develop students who are scholars and lifelong learners. 

The Honors Program is comprised of two highly successful programs: University Honors and Honors in the Major. In addition, based on their honors application and subsequent in-person interview, incoming University Honors students may be selected to participate in Florida State University’s prestigious Presidential Scholars Program. Upon graduation, alumni can stay connected through mentorship and engagement opportunities with our alumni network, Friends of HSF. Visit the Alumni & Giving page to learn more.

University Honors Program

The University Honors Program is a community of high achieving students dedicated to academic and campus success. High school students can apply to University Honors while completing their general FSU application, and freshmen may apply for lateral admission to the program during their first fall semester.

Honors in the Major Program

The Honors in the Major Program (HITM) supports eligible students in completing and defending an honors thesis in their major, which serves to strengthen their post-graduate endeavors. Students of all disciplines may apply to HITM and pursue traditional research or creative projects.

Presidential Scholars

The Presidential Scholars award is the premier undergraduate merit scholarship at FSU, providing four years of academic and financial support. Presidential Scholars engage in educational, research, and experiential opportunities and build meaningful relationships with university faculty, staff, and a cohort of peers.

Featured News

""Meredith Ellis, Honors Program Featured Student - June 15, 2022. Meredith has blonde hair and is wearing a hot pink sleeveless dress.""



JUNE 15, 2022
Recent honors graduate, Meredith Ellis, reflects on the research and leadership opportunities at Florida State University. Meredith completed her B.S. in Psychology (minor-Sociology) and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Social Psychology.

"2021-2022 Gilman Scholarship Winners in Honors Program-(Clockwise starting with top left-Hannah Fulk, Samantha Salisbury, Tina Lu, and Gabriella Gavranic dos Reis"


JUNE 9, 2022
[FSU News] Four honors students earn Gilman Scholarships to study abroad this summer. Congratulations to Hannah Fulk (Spain), Gabriela Gavranic dos Reis (Brazil), Tina Lu (Czech Republic), and Samantha Salisbury (Spain)!


"Abril Hunter, Honors Student and Presidential Scholar, earns prestigious Udall Scholarship [Photo Credit: FSU News]"


JUNE 6, 2022
[FSU News] Honors student, Abril Hunter, earns prestigious Udall Scholarship, awarded to students "for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment." 

"Lauren "Kinsey" Kuhlman and Alexa Schalchunes-2022 Fulbright Winners"


MAY 27, 2022
[FSU News] Recent honors graduates, Kinsey Kuhlman (Spring '22) and Alexa Scalchunes (Fall '21 Outstanding Senior Scholar), are two of nine FSU Students to receive a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. 

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