Honors Program at Penn State Abington

Honors Program
Honors Program
Honors Program

The Penn State Abington Honors Program fosters a community of outstanding students and committed faculty and staff. Entering first-year students are invited to participate in the program based on significant academic achievement and potential. Faculty and staff work to provide a rich and challenging academic experience with perks and privileges that reflect students' honors status. To remain in good standing in the program students must:

  • participate in honors courses
  • maintain strong grade point averages
  • participate in research, international study or leadership activities

The Schreyer Honors College is a university-wide honors program enrolling students of exceptional ability. Its mission:

  • achieving academic excellence
  • building a global perspective
  • creating leadership and civic engagement.

The core experiences of Schreyer scholars at Abington include honors coursework and an undergraduate thesis, a major piece of original research or creative activity. Schreyer also encourages and supports international study.

Dr. David Ruth
Dr. David Ruth
Program Coordinator
Abington Fellows Program

Each year, a select group of entering first-year honors students are invited to participate in the Abington Fellows program, which provides exceptionally accomplished students unique ways to shape their college educations. Participants receive mentoring from dedicated faculty and additional merit scholarship funding.

Abington Fellows Grants

Abington Fellows also receive access to a substantial Scholarly and Creative Works Grant to be used to enhance their education beyond the traditional classroom setting. The grant may be used in myriad ways, including covering costs associated with research and creative projects, study abroad, or educational service activities.