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The College Honors Program (CHP) exemplifies Messiah College's commitment to academic excellence and to fostering an intellectually rigorous Christian worldview.
College Honors Program Requirements
The College Honors Program is designed for students who demonstrate high scholarly ability early in their academic careers and rewards them for this ability and their academic successes.
College Honors Program participation requirements
Admittance into the program during the senior year of high school (see “Applying to the College Honors Program, below)
Applying to the College Honors Program:
To initially be considered for membership into the College Honors Program, students must:
How many students are admitted into the College Honors Program?
Each year, approximately 105 students are admitted in the program and of those 105 students, seven are awarded Trustees' Scholarship and 70 are awarded our President's Scholarship. The remaining students are awarded the Provost's Scholarship.
College Honors Program scholarships
The Trustees’ Scholarship (awarded to seven students) is valued at the full cost of the first-year’s tuition. This amount is awarded for four years, provided students maintain a 3.6 GPA each academic year and continue to hold a leadership role on campus.
The President’s Scholarship (awarded to 70 students) is valued at 60% of the first-year’s tuition. This amount is awarded for four years, provided students maintain a 3.2 GPA over the freshman academic year, a 3.4 GPA each following year, and continue to hold a leadership role on campus.
College Honors Program participants receiving a Provost Scholarship must meet the GPA requirements for the President's scholarship to continue in the Program.