Honors Program Application - Current Penn State Student

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a degree student and taking classes at Penn State.
  • Additionally, applicant must be taking classes at Penn State Harrisburg next semester.


Your Information
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Please provide a number that you can be reached at currently
Educational Information
Give two professional references. Professional references are individuals who can speak constructively about the quality of your college level academic work and your ability to undertake honor-level work. At least one must be a Penn State professor or instructor.
Professional Reference 1
Professional Reference 2
Application Essay
The admission into an Honors Program is a privilege based on passion for learning in conjunction with the active satisfaction of a curious mind. At the core of an Honors student’s life is the lifelong commitment to excellence and a respect for the exchange of diverse ideas and for the people who value them. As a demonstration of both the clarity of your thinking and communication, convey in 1000 words or less the nature of an event/experience (travel, research work, volunteerism), a field of study, a mentor, a book, an electronic communication (website, podcast, etc.), support of a cause, or any other influences that has significantly shaped your views. Within the essay, specifically comment on the following: 1. How may the above contribute to your research or creative project, a hallmark of the Honors programs; alternatively, how may it have motivated you to explore other fields or topics contributing to the broadening of your development and knowledge base. 2. How do you envision your character, values, interests, and skills enriching Penn State Harrisburg, and how might they foster a more interesting and diverse learning community for all students.
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I understand that this application does not guarantee the acceptance into the Honors Program. I give permission to have my academic record shared with the Selection Committee of the Honors Program.