Honors Scholar Program

Graduate from Truman with High Distinction

The Honors Scholar Program recognizes Truman students who wish to distinguish themselves beyond Truman’s already demanding standards by pursuing an even more rigorous and academically challenging path.

  • ALL Truman students are eligible to participate in the Honors Scholar Program
  • Honors Scholar courses come from outside a student’s own major
  • Honor Scholar courses explore interesting and in-depth topics

Rich interaction and ongoing dialogue between professors and students, special attention to the development of advanced oral and written communication, as well as critical thinking, foster intense engagement with the material far beyond the mere transfer of information.

As an Honors Scholar, you receive recognition on your diploma and transcript and an Honors Scholar medal.

Honors Scholars MedallionHonors Scholar Medallion: Virtus & Dignitas

Virtus stands for moral excellence and courage; it requires active expression of a sound intellectual basis. Rather than a one-time act of bravery, it stands for the product of the habit of disciplined, honest, and just living.

Dignitas is the worthiness that a person earns and continually maintains. It is a public recognition of the qualities that set certain people apart from others and relates to an active life of civic service.


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