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.