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Honors Program in Engagement & Scholarship (HOPES)

Awards

The Honors Program in Engagement & Scholarship annually recognizes the contributions and achievements of Honors students through three distinct awards: Excellence in Community Service; Excellence in Leadership; and Outstanding Honors Thesis.

Excellence in Community Service

  • Recognizes excellence in volunteer work with charitable, nonprofit, church, or similar organizations within the community
  • All students participating in the Honors Program at MSU are eligible for the award
  • Nomination form and letter of recommendation required [pdf]

Excellence in Leadership

  • Recognizes outstanding leadership through a commitment to academics and leadership experiences while at MSU
  • All students participating in the Honors Program at MSU who have a 3.5 GPA or higher are eligible for the award
  • Nomination form and letter of recommendation required [pdf]

Outstanding Honors Thesis

  • Recognizes exceptional scholarship and dedication in developing and writing an undergraduate Honors Thesis
  • All students in the Honors program completing a thesis in the current academic year are eligible for the award. Submission of a draft thesis is permissible.
  • Selection criteria include: originality, significance, quality of writing, demonstrated knowledge in the field of research, and interpretation of results
  • Nomination form and letter of recommendation required [pdf]