The Honors College seeks to bring in students who have a demonstrated record of being highly motivated and high achieving in their work both inside and outside the classroom. Invitation to the Honors College is based on high school academic performance and seeks to create a diverse learning community. The college selects students from a variety of academic areas, from the humanities and sciences to environmental studies and education, from nursing and social work to business, in order to enhance this intentionally diverse community of scholars.
The top merit scholarships at the University of Vermont are reserved for applicants who are invited to the Honors College as incoming first-year students. Out of state Honors College invitees in the Class of 2026 will receive a $20,000 Presidential Scholarship, while Vermont students invited to the Honors College will receive an $8,000 Vermont Scholars award. You can learn more about scholarships at UVM here.