Honors and Scholars Programs

Ready to push yourself further? These academic opportunities allow you to go beyond the confines of a set curriculum, allowing you to pursue out-of-class endeavors (for credit!), conduct research, network with prominent corporate leaders and alumni, and define the best academic path for your goals.

Engineering Science and Mechanics

The College of Engineering has its own honors program: Engineering Science and Mechanics. The program is designed for students who excel in many areas of scientific discovery and for those who have interests in developing technologies, which exploit such innovations.

The Engineering Science honors program is distinct from the Schreyer Honors College, and students can be in either program, or they may choose to participate in both. More

Schreyer Honors College

If you have demonstrated excellent academic achievement, consider the Schreyer Honors College. As a Schreyer Scholar, you enroll in some small honors classes and seminars, work closely with honors advisers, and conduct independent study and research. You also have special library privileges and registration priority. If you are accepted, you may also be eligible to receive a merit-based, renewable scholarship. The Schreyer Honors College website provides information about applying and living the life of a Schreyer Scholar. More

William and Wyllis Leonhard Engineering Scholars Program

The William and Wyllis Leonhard Engineering Scholars Program is a merit-based scholarship program for outstanding undergraduate engineering students. Students selected for this program receive a stipend each semester and are offered seminars and individual discussions with eminent industrial and business leaders. More

Penn State Millennium Scholars Program

The Penn State Millennium Scholars Program is open to academically strong high school seniors whose future plans include a commitment to pursuing a doctoral degree in science or engineering. Program information, including the application, is available on the Millennium Scholars website. More

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