Students in the Honors College are provided with a number of distinct benefits that are afforded them for their sustained membership. These include the following:

  • Merit-based scholarships *
  • Honors Living Learning Communities in the First Year Residence Halls & Willis Hall. Rooms may be limited and are available on a first come first served basis.

For questions regarding housing please go to:

  • Early course registration privileges
  • Extended library borrowing
  • Computer lab with printing (Old Main 230K)
  • Study lounge (Old Main 350)
  • Smaller class sizes for HON and H-designated courses
  • Interesting interdisciplinary Honors Seminars (HON 480) that can help contribute to fulfilling General Education requirements
  • Opportunities for travel support to present at conferences or study abroad
For questions regarding need-based and other scholarships and financial aid please go to:
For questions regarding merit-based, competitive scholarships and fellowships, admitted students should visit our own Office of National Scholarships.


* Only students admitted to the Honors College as incoming freshmen are eligible for the following merit-based scholarships: West Virginia residents receive either the John Marshall or Mary Willis Marshall Scholarship, Metro residents the Board of Governors Scholarship, and non-residents the John Laidley Scholarship. For additional information, please see the Student Financial Assistance section of this catalog and visit the Honors College website. Renewal of merit scholarships requires maintenance of a 3.20 GPA in the first year and a 3.50 GPA thereafter.