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Honors Program

  • Non-Degree
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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    Interested in joining the Honors Program? Click here to fill out an application.

    Honors Students

    Honors students are academically talented and highly motivated students selected from the top ten percent of Gannon's incoming class. We prepare students to be ethical, thoughtful and effective leaders with a global worldview.

    Honors students also actively help run the honors program through the Faculty/Student Honors Committee and the Honors E-board.

    Why Honors?

    • Dedicated support for post-graduate interests including graduate school and job opportunities
    • Receive travel scholarships
    • Use of a special lounge
    • Priority registration
    • Honors recognition at graduation
    • National conference opportunities
    • Engage in coursework that encourages critical thinking, active learning and a collaborative environment

    What's Required to Join? 

    • Exhibit a rigorous high school curriculum with Honors, Dual Enrollment or AP credits
    • Submit a well-written essay or record a short video answering one of the application prompts

    How Do I Graduate with Honors

    • Maintain a 3.5 or greater GPA
    • Engagement in global experiences
    • Production of scholarship
    • Demonstration of leadership
    • 20 service hours a year

    How Do I Apply?

    • To apply to the Honors program, please click here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Mitchell Marsh

Mitchell Marsh Secretary of Honors

"Hello! My name is Mitchell and I am the Secretary for the Honors Program. Some of my favorite memories from Honors were GIVE Day at Sisters of St. Joseph, getting to know the people in my Intro to Honors Course, and making baby blankets with friends! Additionally, something I really like about Honors is that you can help put on a wide variety of programs, get involved, and make friends super easily! If you have any questions, feel free to come find me and I will be happy to help!"

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Timothy Edwards

Timothy Edwards Vice-Chairperson

"Hello! My name is Tim Edwards, and I am a math junior major here at Gannon. The Gannon Honors program has given me the opportunity to meet so many other talented students and be a part of many rich discussions. This program has helped me to develop as an academic and a leader, and it has helped me to branch out and find other people with common interests at Gannon and in the Erie community."

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Abigail Polotas

Abigail Palotas Chairperson

"The Honors Program offered opportunities for me to connect with other students, faculty, and the Erie community as soon as I arrived at Gannon. Through Honors committees and courses, as well as service and leadership opportunities, I have become a better communicator and more globally aware and confident individual. The Honors Program has been an essential part of my overall incredible experience at Gannon."

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Franklin Castro Espinosa

Franklin Castro Espinosa Honors

“What I like about honors is all the opportunities it offers to grow as a student and as a professional. Thanks to the honors program, I was able to learn more about the Gannon campus and all the things it has to offer.”