Benefits for Honors Students

There's more to Pavlis than your pathway. In addition to exclusive scholarships and awards, Honors students have access to a variety of other benefits, including:

For incoming students

  • Enroll in our early admission program to connect with other incoming first-years , current honors students, and faculty
  • Take HON 1150 to start developing your honors skills and get a jump start on the Honors Pathway Program 
  • Upon completion of HON 1150, you are eligible to start any Pathway component, and enroll in the next HON seminar course
  • (Optional) Live in the Pavlis Living and Learning Community in Wadsworth Hall, reserved exclusively for early admission students

For current students

  • Engage with a community of like-minded scholars and leaders—in class, on your pathway, or through activities like group meals, hikes, and just hanging out
  • Increase opportunities to be mentored and grow your professional network through your honors advisors, Pavlis faculty and staff, and contacts you'll make throughout your pathway
  • Be eligible for scholarship opportunities available exclusively to Pavlis Honors Pathway Program students
  • Get priority admission and scholarship consideration as an NCHC member
  • Attend professional conferences
  • Network with visiting industry speakers and alumni
  • Gain access to the Pavlis Collaboration Space, a great place to get away from the bustle of campus with a view of the Portage Canal
  • Reserve the Pavlis Collaboration Space for meetings or web conferences


For graduates

  • Receive honors recognition on your diploma and transcript
  • Invite your family to celebrate your accomplishments at our commencement and medallion ceremony, held exclusively for Pavlis Honors College graduates the evening before commencement
  • Graduate with a portfolio of self-led project management, leadership, mentorship, and enhanced academic skills that will distinguish you from other graduates
  • Review the reflections you wrote throughout your pathway to prepare yourself for competency-based interviews. "Tell me about a time..." questions will be easier when you can provide concrete examples of mentorship, project management, communication skills, etc.
  • Use your self-authorship skills to plan your post-graduation personal pathway
  • Use your connections with Pavlis faculty, staff, alumni, and partners as a strong base for future networking opportunities
Alumni spotlight

I’m so thankful for all that I’ve been able to do by being involved with the Pavlis Honors College. ... I’m so lucky to have had a great supportive team in Ghana and for all I was able to learn from them that I can apply to future experiences, as teamwork is not only an intricate part of becoming an engineer, but a valuable life skill.

Read more about Erin's experiences with human-centered design, travel to Ghana, and Enterprise work