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

Honors Medallions on garnet tablecloth. Also link to brief write-up news story and links to Summer 2021 Graduate List and Honors Medallion Ceremony Program.


JULY 27, 2021
Congratulations to the Summer 2021 Honors graduates! The Honors Medallion Ceremony will take place today at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

Image of Hannah, Hetzel-Ebben, recent Honors Graduate and recipient of the Urann Fellowship. Link to FSU News write-up on Hannah Hetzel-Ebben, dated July 20, 2021 in FSU News.


JULY 20, 2021
Recent Honors graduate, Hannah Hetzel-Ebben, earns coveted Urann Fellowship, presented by Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.


Image of Suzan Elzawahry and Nick Hearing-Recipients of Prestigious Boren and Critical Language Scholarships. Also link to FSU News Article on May 12, 2021 about the FSU student scholarship recipients.


May 21, 2021
Recent Honors graduates, Suzan Elzawahry and Nick Hearing, receive prestigious Boren and Critical Language Scholarships.


Linked image-Kristina Lynch-Recent graduate, Honors Outstanding Senior Scholar and recipient of NCAA Elite 90 Award in women's soccer. Link to full write-up on seminoles.com sports website.


May 13, 2021
Kristina Lynch, recent student-athlete graduate and Outstanding Senior Scholar, wins NCAA Elite 90 Award in women's soccer.

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