The Honors College houses three unique honors programs--Changemaker Scholars, Global Citizen Scholars, and Quillen Honors Scholars--each one developed to provide a strong balance of curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities and experiences, each one suited to serve the personal, academic, and professional needs of its students, and each one geared to transform lives and elevate communities in Northeast Tennessee and beyond.
The Honors College also promotes Educational Abroad and Global Learning opportunities for ETSU students and faculty. ETSU has partnerships around the globe that offer students the ability to study abroad on six continents for various durations and types of programs. Additionally, the colllege provides students assistance with locating and funding a diverse range of Internships.
Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities connects students with faculty mentors who help students conduct original research on sustained projects that build important professional and workplace competencies. Additionally, the Office offers students the opportunity to apply for a slot in the Honors Undergraduate Research Scholars Program.
The Office of Prestigious Awards helps students find and apply for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. The office works with students at ETSU in all majors and degree programs and provides guidance on becoming a more competitive applicant for a broad range of opportunities. ETSU and the Office of Prestigious Awards supports students pursuing many awards, including but not limited to Rhodes Scholarships, Marshall Scholarships, Fulbright Awards, Critical Langauge Scholarship, and Gilman Scholarships, among others.
Note: The Bert C. Bach Fine & Performing Arts Scholars Program has moved to the Mary B Martin School of the Arts. The final cohort for the Honors College Fine & Performing Arts Scholars Program was recruited for Fall 2023.