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

Trystan Loustau, Leanna Gharbaoui, and Jessica Dixon-Spring 2022 Outstanding Senior Scholars and Honors Graduates-earn fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Link to FSU News article as well.


MAY 12, 2022
[FSU News] Four FSU students, including Honors Program Outstanding Senior Scholars, Trystan Loustau, Leanna Gharbaoui, and Jessica Dixon, earn fellowships from the National Science Foundation.

"Image of honors medallions on tablecloth. Photo Credit: Bruce Palmer"


MAY 5, 2022
[FSU News] Florida State University awarded honors medallions to 363 high-achieving graduates during the Honors Medallion Ceremony in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall on April 25, 2022.


"Abril Hunter, Honors student, Presidential Scholar and SGA Student Senate President,  named 2022 Truman Scholar."


APRIL 14, 2022
[FSU News] FSU Honors Program student, Presidential Scholar & current SGA Student Senate President, Abril Hunter, has been named a 2022 Truman Scholar.

"Dhenu Patel, Honors and Honors in the Major student, earns prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. [Photo Credit: FSU News]"


APRIL 13, 2022
[FSU News] Honors & Honors in the Major Program student, Dhenu Patel (Exercise Physiology), is one of two FSU students to earn a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

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