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Honors Program Benefits


NWACC's Honors Program strives to offer students a feeling of community as they take classes, study, and work side by side on class and service projects.

Students have access to a number of advantages just by being a member of the program. 

Scholarships are available to members of the honors program, but not guranteed. Intended to offset the cost of tuition and books, honors program scholarships are competitive and are awarded annually. Application deadlines are usually the first week of April in the Spring semester.

The NWACC honors program also works closely with the honors programs of many regional four-year institutions, some of which offer transfer scholarships to NWACC honors program graduates.

Honors Program Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Fall

  • Must be a current member or the NWACC Honor's Program
  • Must be in good standing with all Honor's Program eligibility requirements
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 1 Honor's course during the semester(s) in which awarded

For more information about this scholarship, please contact the Honors Program.

Members of the honors program have access to an exclusive study lounge. Located in the main entrance hallway in Burns Hall, room 2237, the study lounge is equipped with a computer station and a larger lounge area with couches, a refrigerator, and other amenities. The lounge provides a quiet place to study as well as a place to relax and get to know other program members.

Honors program members are able to register before other students to ensure that they get the classes they want.

Honors students are introduced to special speakers and cultural events, have opportunities for educational travel experiences and internships, and are able to participate in community based projects, like EMPACTS.

Honors students take the lead in service-learning projects each semester, which provide experience in leadership, public speaking, team-building, and community service. Honors students also have the opportunity to take a humanities-based leadership course offered on demand.

Students receive credit for honors coursework and for being an "Honors Program Graduate" on their transcripts. Additionally, graduates are recognized at the annual Academic Awards Ceremony where they are presented with a medallion to be worn at graduation, and are recognized in the graduation program. 

Participation helps strengthen a resume or vitae and opens up more opportunities with a future employer, college, and scholarship committee. You will also receive a letter of recognition acknowledging your success and commitment to the program.

NWACC's Honors Program is a community of students and faculty committed to excellence. Students make life-long friendships and experience a family-like support group made up of their peers and the honors faculty.

All NWACC classes are smaller than freshmen and sophomore classes at other local institutions of higher learning. Honors classes are limited to 15 students to promote interaction, individualized attention, and community.

NWACC's Honors Program arranges travel opportunities for its students. Students enrolled in the History of the American West Honors, History of the American People to 1877 Honors, and American National Government Honors classes have traveled domestically to Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico during the summer. Additionally, honors students have participated in international travel through EF Tours to Greece and Italy.