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Honors College
Inspiring Student Excellence

The Honors College provides students with opportunities to challenge themselves in an engaged academic community where they can achieve their potential to lead and serve in local, national, and global communities. Our smaller classes are taught by experienced and enthusiastic faculty dedicated to scholarship and learning. Honors students develop a genuine intellectual curiosity and life-long love of learning. They also acquire skills in critical thinking, writing, public presentation, and information literacy.


The Honors Pathway program and MESI Certificate are just two ways in which the Honors College applies innovative and holistic teaching methods to address crucial 21st century challenges.


Read more about several of the Honors College initiatives that enrich the student experience. Your support is valued and appreciated. Thank You!


MESI Certificate, Mindfulness-Based Emotional and Social Intelligence 

The MESI Certificate in Honors provides students with the tools to address overall wellbeing through self-awareness, self-management, empathy, and compassion. This 15-credit certificate impacts students of all majors through courses in the humanities and social and natural sciences, workshops, and engagement in local and/or global service-learning activities.  

The MESI Fund in Honors provides resources to carry out the objectives of the MESI Certificate. 

“I truly cannot put into words how impactful MESI has been on my time here at WSU. If I could speak to any future Honors College applicant, I would tell them not to miss out on the enriching and lasting experiences that you can get through becoming a MESI Coug.” Reid Brown, Creative Writing Major


Medical Education Endowed Fund in Honors

Honors Pathway is a program offered to pre-med students in the Honors College who seek to enroll in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. Pathway is a comprehensive program that prepares undergraduate students for careers in medicine allowing them to gain first-hand knowledge, skills, and mentoring from both Honors College and Floyd College of Medicine faculty. Up to 10% of the medical college's incoming class each year is reserved for Honors Pathway students.

The Medical Education Endowed Fund in Honors provides support for both undergraduate Honors Pathway students and Honors alumni who are currently enrolled in the Floyd College of Medicine. 

I am proud to now be a medical student at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. Continued support of the Medical Education Endowed Fund is a reminder that Honors College alumni, supporters, and I all have the same goal: greater access to medical care in Washington state.” Anna Crowley, Honors alumna (ESFCOM ’24) 

“Being a part of the Pathway program has meant meaningful preparation for med school and a strong community, and so far, the experience has proven invaluable in my journey to become a Coug doctor.” David Rodriguez, Mechanical Engineering Major 

“A couple of summers ago, my brother and I were inspired through a service trip to rural Guatemala to pursue a medical career as doctors for underserved communities. All the people involved in the Pathway program, from the directors and the advisers to the staff and the peer mentors, are actively supporting me, and it's making all the difference for me on my path to become a Coug doctor.” Evan Rodriguez, Bioengineering Major


Honors College Scholarship Fund

Your investment in Honors students opens doors of opportunity for bright and talented leaders of tomorrow.

An investment in all of our futures, your gift:

  • Creates opportunity for deserving students
  • Enables students to immerse themselves in their academic and leadership pursuits
  • Fulfills one’s dream of a college education
  • Builds a legacy of generosity that will positively impact families and communities for generations to come – 

“Because of the scholarships I received, I was able to focus on my education, learn programming which will serve me for my entire life, meet new people who shaped my thinking and fueled my ambitions, and lastly inspired me to pay it forward.” Yatin Singla, Mechanical Engineering Major 


Dean’s Notable Achievement Fund

This fund provides resources to students who have been admitted, currently are enrolled, or are alumni of the Honors College. These are Cougs who may be on a trajectory for a national distinguished scholarship or other pathway toward a prestigious accomplishment or recognition for themselves, as well as Washington State University. 


Honors College Development Fund

Provides support to the WSU Honors College.

 

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Campus, College, and Program Leaderboard
Which campus, college, or program will raise the most during #CougsGive?
Rank Department Raised
1 College of Veterinary Medicine $219,595.00
2 Cougar Athletic Fund $41,325.00
3 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine $24,070.00
4 WSU Vancouver $19,245.00
5 Murrow College of Communication $16,535.00
6 Honors College $14,450.00
7 Division of Student Affairs $13,505.00
8 College of Education $13,115.00
9 College of Arts & Sciences $11,390.00
10 Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences $10,050.00
11 Carson College of Business $9,006.00
12 WSU Everett $8,525.00
13 College of Nursing $7,775.00
14 WSU Tri-Cities $5,235.00
15 Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture $3,370.00
16 Graduate School $3,250.00
17 Libraries $2,525.00
18 Crimson Opportunity Scholarship $2,390.00
19 Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences $2,300.00
20 Academic Engagement and Student Achievement $2,135.00
21 WSU Global Campus $1,800.00
22 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU $1,150.00
23 WSU Alumni Association $510.00
24 WSU Health Sciences Spokane $500.00
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$500 Lunch Time Bonus Challenge
Congrats to the College Of Veterinary Medicine on unlocking the $500 lunch time bonus!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $500 College of Veterinary Medicine 88
2 Division of Student Affairs 36
3 College of Education 32
4 WSU Vancouver 30
5 Cougar Athletic Fund 28
6 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 22
7 College of Arts & Sciences 21
8 WSU Tri-Cities 18
9 Honors College 16
10 Carson College of Business 16
11 Murrow College of Communication 15
12 Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture 9
13 College of Nursing 8
14 Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences 7
15 Academic Engagement and Student Achievement 7
16 WSU Everett 6
17 Crimson Opportunity Scholarship 5
18 Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences 5
19 WSU Global Campus 5
20 WSU Health Sciences Spokane 4
21 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU 2
22 Libraries 2
23 WSU Alumni Association 2
24 Graduate School 2
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Match
A MESI Match!
Thank you to everyone who made a gift to the MESI Fund.
$1,825 MATCHED
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Match
$3,000 Match for the Honors College Dean’s Notable Achievement Fund!
Thanks to everyone who made a gift to support the Honors Dean's Notable Achievement Fund!
$2,125 MATCHED
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Success!
Cougar Ambassador Most Donors Inspired Challenge
The Cougar Ambassador who inspires the most donors through referrals will unlock $500 to a #CougsGive fund of choice. How many donors can YOU inspire? This challenge is anonymously sponsored by an '09 alum and current WSU employee. The winner of this challenge will be announced at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
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Success!
$500 Lucky Number 131
Thanks to Kathy Ryan for making the 131st gift of the day! The Giving Hope Through Cancer fund has received a bonus $500.
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Success!
$500 Bright and Early Donor Bonus
Congrats to Paul Bolls, his bonus will go to the Murrow Dean's Excellence Fund!
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Leaderboard
Campus, College, and Program Gift Leaderboard
Which campus, college, or program will receive the most gifts during #CougsGive?
Rank Department Gifts
1 College of Veterinary Medicine 220
2 Cougar Athletic Fund 106
3 WSU Vancouver 86
4 Division of Student Affairs 76
5 Murrow College of Communication 67
6 College of Education 63
7 College of Arts & Sciences 62
8 WSU Everett 48
9 WSU Tri-Cities 47
10 Honors College 42
11 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 35
12 Carson College of Business 34
13 College of Nursing 31
14 Academic Engagement and Student Achievement 29
15 Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences 20
16 Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences 17
17 Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture 16
18 WSU Global Campus 15
19 Crimson Opportunity Scholarship 13
20 Libraries 11
21 Graduate School 6
22 WSU Alumni Association 6
23 WSU Health Sciences Spokane 6
24 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU 4
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$500 Night Owl Challenge
The campus, college, or program with the most unique donors from 6 p.m. to midnight will receive a $500 bonus thanks to an anonymous donor!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $500 College of Veterinary Medicine 51
2 Cougar Athletic Fund 30
3 Murrow College of Communication 24
4 WSU Vancouver 14
5 Division of Student Affairs 13
6 College of Arts & Sciences 11
7 WSU Everett 11
8 College of Education 10
9 WSU Tri-Cities 8
10 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 8
11 Honors College 7
12 Academic Engagement and Student Achievement 6
13 Carson College of Business 6
14 Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences 4
15 Libraries 4
16 College of Nursing 3
17 WSU Alumni Association 3
18 Graduate School 2
19 WSU Global Campus 2
20 Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture 2
21 Crimson Opportunity Scholarship 2
22 Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences 1
23 WSU Health Sciences Spokane 1
24 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU 1
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Match
Honors Medical Education Scholarship $10,000 Match
Thank you to everyone who donated to the Honors Medical Education Scholarship.
$1,300 MATCHED
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$1,500
Honors College Lucky 15!
Challenge unlocked! Thank you to everyone who supported the Honors College Scholarship Fund!
15 / 15 Gifts
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Success!
Cougar Ambassador Total Dollars Inspired Challenge
The Cougar Ambassador with the largest total dollars in referrals will unlock $500 to designate to a #CougsGive fund of choice! This challenge is anonymously sponsored by an '09 alum and current WSU employee. The winner will be announced at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
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$500 Cougs Help Cougs Twitter Challenge
Thank you to @TheHollyJones (Crimson Opportunity Scholarship Fund) and @joanne_m_h (Cougs Feeding Cougs) for your tweets! Your chosen funds have received $500 bonuses from our anonymous challenge donor!
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