Hampden-Sydney Honors Scholars receive special designations used during important College events (i.e., convocation, graduation). In addition, Hampden-Sydney Honors Scholars are eligible for additional benefits:
*Through the Honors Summer Research Program, Honors Scholars are given priority for research awards that provide a stipend and on-campus housing for students interested in pursuing independent research during the summer.
*The Honors Program offers a housing option for a small number of upperclassman Honors Scholars who wish to live together in a special academic environment.
*The Honors Program subsidizes cultural and social events for Honors Scholars, such as trips to plays, concerts, and lectures.
*The Honors Program subsidizes travel expenses for scholars attending regional and national conferences and workshops with a faculty supervisor.
*The Honors Program holds an annual competition for The Madison Scholarship, an "in course" scholarship for exemplary students who have excelled while at the College. Candidates are identified after their freshman year at Hampden-Sydney, based on their grades. Madison Scholars are entitled to the same benefits, and bound by the same requirements, as other Honors Scholars. The scholarship stipend is $20,000 and takes the place of the student's original academic scholarship.