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The Honors Program at Rogers State University

The Honors Program provides an atmosphere where our best and brightest scholars – students much like you – can challenge themselves academically and maximize their college experience. Students who want to follow their intellectual curiosities and acquire a broad understanding of the world should consider applying to this scholarship program as it will set the stage for success in graduate school or in a distinguished career. The Honors Program offers a generous four-year scholarship package that fully covers*:

  • tuition, fees, and books
  • on-campus housing
  • an approved meal plan
  • minus any other federal, state, and/or private grants and scholarships

*Scholarships and awards from other sources may affect the total scholarship package. All actual amounts are determined in conjunction with a student’s federal aid package.


  • Priority enrollment in classes
  • Faculty/student joint research opportunities and involvement
  • Classes specifically geared for program students
  • Engagement with a community of scholars
  • Special recognition at graduation upon completing the program

Service Learning

The Honors Program requires that students engage in at least 25 hours of service per semester with government agencies, social service agencies, or non-commercial entities. Service learning projects will be “real world” experience directly relating to your area of academic or professional interests. All projects will be approved in advance by the faculty advisor and Director of the Honors Program.

Program Mission

The Rogers State University Honors Program supports the larger vision and mission of the University. The goal of the program is to cultivate excellence – excellence in academics, excellence in character, and excellence in service. The program challenges talented students to develop intellectual curiosity, intellectual rigor, independent reasoning, creative thinking, superior communication skills, strong leadership abilities, a system for ethical decision making, and a desire for life-long learning.

Students with strong academic records and motivation to excel personally and academically join with select faculty to form a University community that supports outstanding scholarship, personal growth, and service. The Honors Program educates in a collaborative, experiential, learning-based environment of faculty and students.

Graduates of the program act as agents of change in their academic, professional, and personal lives, cultivate the community approach to life and learning, hold lasting commitments to academic and social responsibility, integrate creative and critical thinking in diverse approaches to problem solving, embrace the principles and practices of the life-long learner, value pluralism and informed civic discourse, and explore technology and information literacy as critical resources for life in the twenty-first century.

Josh Mulanax ’11, B.S. Biology: Medical/Molecular

“I was offered a full ride in the Honors Program and a place in the President’s Leadership Class. These scholarships would give me not only the time to work and prepare for post graduation, but also allow me to enjoy and take full advantage of the growing atmosphere here. I had an opportunity to study Bioethics in South Korea my junior year. It was my first trip outside the US and it was an experience I will never forget. I learned so much about the US, the world, and myself. I enjoyed it so much that the summer of my senior year I was able study abroad in England.”

Josh Mulanax