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NWOSU Honors

Welcome to the Honors Program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University! The Honors Program helps high-achieving students realize their potential through challenging courses and unique scholarship opportunities. 

Why join NWOSU Honors?

  • Small, challenging classes on interesting topics
  • Scholarships
    • 10 students receive a one-time non-cap scholarship of $500 during their first year in the program.
    • Returning Honors students receive a $500 yearly book rental scholarship for their last three years.
  • Special distinction on transcripts and diploma

NWOSU Honors Mission Statement

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Contact Us!


If you have questions or would like more information, contact honors@nwosu.edu.


Or, contact the Honors Chair:

Dr. Jennifer Page

Vinson Hall 208

580-327-8473

NWOSU Honors Admission Requirements

  • ACT composite score of 27 or
  • SAT-I score of 1220;
  • 2-page writing sample; and
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or administrator


NWOSU Honors Completion Requirements

  • Freshman and Sophomore years: Honors students take a sequence of 4 special-topics courses, one per semester
  • A grade of A or B must be received in the course to receive Honors credit for the course.
  • Junior and Senior years: Honors students complete one supervised project per year from the following options:
    • Participation in Leadership Northwestern
    • Service learning project
    • OSLEP seminar
    • Faculty-guided independent research project


Sample Honors Courses


Independent Projects

Check out what our Honors students can do! Natalie (Sacket) Evans and Chandler Steckbeck developed projects that fit their interests and majors. Natalie's interest in communication and publishing led her to edit and design a collection of poems, and Chandler's experiences studying abroad in Wales inspired a travel blog. The independent projects Honors students complete allow them to explore academic topics in creative and inventive ways. 


Honors Course Proposals

Faculty interested in submitting a proposal for an Honors course in Spring 2018 should complete this form and return it to Dr. Jennifer Page by Friday, October 28, 2016.

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