For over 50 years the Honors Program has given men of talent the opportunity to pursue an education in an environment tailored to the way men learn best. The program is designed for students who give evidence of intellectual curiosity, independence of thought, and excitement in learning. It is for the man who sparks the enthusiasm of fellow students and challenges the best in his teachers. The size of Hampden-Sydney and its excellent faculty provide the perfect environment for this multifaceted program, which includes academic rigor, independent research, and cultural enrichment.
Benefits of being an Honors Scholar
Hampden-Sydney Honors Scholars receive special designations during convocation and graduation. It is not a scholarship program, but Honors Scholars are eligible for additional benefits:
- housing option for a small number of upperclassman Honors Scholars who wish to live together in a special academic environment
- cultural and social events for Honors Scholars, such as trips to plays, concerts, and lectures
- travel expenses for scholars attending regional and national conferences
- engagement in scholarly training, research, and activity beyond those done by the typical Hampden-Sydney student
- eligibility for the The Harrison 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. Harrison 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.