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
  • Study lounge
  • 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 Student Financial Aid.
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. In addition to freshmen merit-based scholarships, students who meet the following criteria and agree to accept admission into the Marshall University Honors College qualify to receive an additional scholarship award of $500. Students must have a high school GPA >=3.5 & ACT >=26 or SAT Equivalent. For details see Student Financial Aid.