Honors College Benefits


Enrolling in the Honors College means hard work - but your work is rewarded with a number of benefits from Edinboro's Honors College.

Benefit From These Privileges.

Preferential Scheduling

Honors students in good standing are given preferential scheduling. This virtually assures the student the first choice of courses in the University schedule of classes.

Living-Learning Floor

As an Honors student, you may elect to live in this on-campus residence environment, featuring programs tailored to your interests. The floor is located in Highlands 1.

Extended Library Privileges

Check out materials for up to eight weeks, with the opportunity to renew materials if needed.

Study Abroad

You'll be encouraged to study abroad and are given travel-study opportunities that are not available to other University students. Each year, two full Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Summer Honors College scholarships are available for summer study abroad. This opportunity also includes a scholarship for six academic honors course credits related to the study abroad experience, taught by distinguished PASSHE faculty members.


PennWest Edinboro has developed a scholarship program to assist students in the University Honors College. As first-year student, you may apply for scholarships at the time of application to Honors.

Mentor Program

The Mentor Program connects incoming freshmen with an upper-class Honors student who can assist them in learning about the Honors College. The mentors also serve as ambassadors to the campus for freshmen. The Mentor Program is unique on campus, so freshmen are able to learn more about the Honors College and University to have a more successful transition from high school to college.

Travel Opportunities

Along with the PASSHE Summer Honor’s College, the PennWest Edinboro Honors College offers a few trips of its own. If you're a student in good standing in the program, you may participate in a group trip every semester, a fall day trip and a spring weekend trip. Previous day trips have included Niagara Falls and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Recent spring trips have included a trip to Washington, D.C., where students visited the Newseum, Capitol Building, and Holocaust Museum; and New York City, where students visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Bridge, the 9/11 Ground Zero Memorial, and other sites of cultural significance.


The Edinboro Honors College is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). As a member institution, our students are eligible to apply for programs and scholarships sponsored by the NCHC. Visit the NCHC website to explore other opportunities available to our Edinboro Honors students.

Contact Us

Honors College
Butterfield Hall, 3rd Floor
310 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Email: honors-edn@pennwest.edu
Phone: 814-732-2981

Dr. Lenore Barbian
Associate Director
315 Butterfield Hall
Email: lbarbian@pennwest.edu
Phone: 814-732-2981