Go Above and Beyond

Honors Program

For honors students and passionate leaders

The Honors Program is a customized, challenging curriculum for academically gifted, intellectually curious, and deeply passionate students interested in leadership formation. Students who are part of the Honors Program become leaders on Trinity’s campus, in communities beyond the College, and in their chosen professional and graduate fields.

Trinity also offers the Honors Program Scholarship for $4,000 ($1,000/year). It awards up to 30 renewable $1,000 scholarships to incoming students who are admitted into Trinity’s Honors Program.

To apply, be accepted for admission to Trinity and complete the Honors Program application through your status page after being admitted to the College. The priority deadline is December 15, and renewal requires students to remain part of the Honors Program and maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA.

Honors Program students delve into the areas that interest them most, including a seminar and collaborative research with a professor. Those in The Honors Program also complete courses in Honors English, Philosophy, and Theology. Each student receives 14 total credits in The Honors Program.

Our Honors Program students have presented at national research conferences, participated in the Chicago Humanities Festival, and toured the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center as part of a seminar exploring Holocaust drama.

The program also includes excursions to downtown Chicago, Honors teas, and communal meals.

Apply to the program by downloading and completing the application. Submit your application form electronically to Dr. Craig Mattson.

Have Questions?
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Dr. Craig Mattson

co-director of The Honors Program,
professor of communication arts

Dr. Lenore Knight-Johnson

co-director of The Honors Program,
assistant professor of sociology