The Clemson University Honors College aims to offer unique intellectual experiences through enriching curricular offerings and engaging cocurricular opportunities. The Honors Residential College, located in Cribb and DesChamps Halls, provides a focused atmosphere where students regularly connect with faculty, visiting lecturers and each other. Students have access to specialized travel abroad, research experiences and service-learning programs, all of which complement the Clemson academic core. Individualized attention for internships, major fellowships and professional development prepares students to take the lead in addressing the many issues facing South Carolina, the nation and the world.
The success of the Honors College in recruiting and educating the University’s most academically-talented students is paramount to Clemson’s position as a top-25 public university. The Honors College aims to be recognized as a top-10 honors college among public universities and has set forth a bold vision toward that goal. Unrestricted funding from the Honors College Excellence Fund provides critical resources for programmatic initiatives within the college.give now
Participation in the Honors College and some of its programs require a supplemental fee, yet we are dedicated to ensuring access for qualified students. The Opportunity Scholarship helps cover the Honors College fee and other expenses for underrepresented students with financial need and helps recruit those students to the College. The Assistance Fund provides financial aid to students with financial need who want to participate in special Honors College programs that often require funding for international or domestic travel.give now
Much of the Honors College experience occurs outside the typical academic offerings. The Engagement Fund provides critical resources to fund special-topic speakers, panel participation, research grants, and summer internship stipends—all part of the quintessential Honors College experience. The Honors College also encourages students to pursue service-learning opportunities as part of their personal and professional development. Funding for this initiative through the Service Fund helps students engage with the Clemson community and beyond.give now
The National Scholars Program, started in 2000, is Clemson’s top merit-based scholarship program. National Scholars undergo a rigorous application process and receive a full cost-of-attendance scholarship, exclusive experiential learning opportunities, intensive advising and mentoring, and focused personal, academic, and professional development resources. The Program fosters a supportive and engaged community of scholar-leaders who routinely receive the Norris Medal, nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships, and acceptance into elite graduate and professional degree programs across the United States. The NSP Excellence Fund and NSP Endowment both provide unrestricted program support often used for cohort-building and leadership development activities, travel expenses, service projects, and recruitment of entering students.give now