Honors Academic & Scholarship Programs
We invite you to apply to one or more of our honors programs!
Are you looking to create a remarkable story at ETSU--a rich story full of exciting and challenging opportunities? A story that will launch a spectacular career? If so, the Honors Academic and Scholarship programs are for you! Each program is designed with a unique curriculum that includes opportunities for study abroad, internships, and other forms of experiential learning. All programs additionally help build skills like teamwork, communication, and adaptability, competencies you will need to succeed in a 21st-century career.
Incoming Freshmen: Are the arts an important part of your life? Are you excited about developing and improving your talents in a community of people who are enthusiastic about telling their own stories artistically? The Bert C. Bach Fine & Performing Arts Scholars is a specially-designed honors program for incoming freshmen who show promise in any of the arts at ETSU: theatre, dance, music, digital media, game design, storytelling, interior architecture, creative writing, studio art, art history, film studies, broadcasting and film. Applicable for major and minor concentrations.
Incoming Freshmen: Are you interested in understanding the root causes of social problems and working with others on creative solutions that make a lasting impact? The Changemaker Scholars program helps students acquire the knowledge, skills, resources, and mindset to become creative problem-solvers, engaged citizens, and active agents for positive change in their communities.
Incoming Freshmen: Have you already set your goals on dedicating yourself to a career as a medical professional? The Honors College and the Quillen College of Medicine have collaborated to create an early assurance medical program that allows high-achieving students to apply and be accepted to medical school while completing their undergraduate and medical school programs of study separately. Early Assurance Program matriculants are able to bypass some of the traditional medical school requirements, like taking the MCAT and interviewing at multiple schools. A program developed to free up time for committed and high-achieving students dedicated to their education and exploring the broader range of knowledge through breadth courses and personal or professional development.
Incoming Freshmen: Do you want to be challenged to grow in understanding the most important challenges facing humanity, exploring your ethical role in the world, and enacting changes to make a positive difference? Do you want to grow in your ability to engage meaningfully and positively with diverse people, places, events, opportunities, and challenges? The Global Citizen Scholars program is a cohort honors program with an exciting curriculum that will challenge you in these areas and that includes a fully-funded, faculty-led study abroad experience!
Incoming freshmen, transfer students, and current ETSU students: 24 Departments across ETSU offer opportunities for students to engage in honors instruction in discipline-specific curricula that culminate in a hands-on, mentor-guided, senior honors thesis project. As a HID student you will be a part of the larger Honors community and have opportunities to network with your Honors peers, study abroad, participate in internships, engage in additional research, or travel to present your research at conferences.
Transfer Students: Are you an incoming transfer student looking for challenging opportunities and structured support as you complete your undergraduate degree? Then the Midway Honors Scholars program is for you. With an honors curriculum that focuses on purposeful work, life design, and undergraduate research and creative activity, this cohort honors program is designed for transfer students who have excelled at their previous institutions and want to continue to distinguish their undergraduate careers.