About Undergraduate Honors

Undergraduate Honors are opportunities that aim to encourage and enhance the academic experience of students who seek exceptional challenge and growth. We do this through the development and support of communities of learning, such as the UC Santa Cruz College Scholars Program and coordination with other academic programs throughout the university. We provide recognition of academic achievement through support of academic awards and prestigious scholarships (both local scholarships, such as the Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunities Scholarship, the Deans’ and Chancellor's Awards, and other competitive awards such as the Donald A. Strauss Scholarship), as well as support and coordination of the UCSC chapters of national academic honors societies of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Associated with the Division of Undergraduate Education, the Office of Undergraduate Honors and Research Opportunities offers support to honor student groups and societies, students seeking prestigious scholarships and awards, and coordinates the activities and ceremony of Student Achievement Week.


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