The Tennessee Tech Honors Program serves students who have an intrinsic love of learning by providing an intellectual community with small, interactive honors courses and with resources tailored to individual students' growth as scholars, pre-professionals, and citizens. Honors students are not simply students with good grades and high scores: they are ready for creative thinking, research, and leadership in their academic and social endeavors.
Graduate programs and top employers look for what you have done, how you have grown, and how you communicate your future goals. They do not look for a list of honors or "honor societies," but for who you are and what you care about. The Tech Honors Program is committed to helping you make informed, proactive steps as an extraordinary scholar who wants to be more.
The Honors Program is not affiliated with groups who solicit students for memberships in honors societies. If you receive an invitation to join a group based on your grades or achievements, ask a trusted professor in your department about the sponsoring organization.
Honors Scholar Rosa Vasquez, a double major in molecular biology and biochemistry, received first prize in the Research Poster Health Sciences Division at the National Collegiate Honors Council's 2012 conference in Boston. Click on the headline above to see and hear Rosa at the NCHC awards ceremony describing her research on detection of Borrelia in Rhipicephalus sanguineus, conducted under the mentorship of Tech biology professor Dr. David Beck.
Current students and Honors Program alumni are eligible to apply for The Ginkgo Grant, an initiative sponsored by our honors student organization, the Associated Scholars Guild. This annual award supports service innovations that address unfulfilled needs in the community, or that address needs in a unique but substantial way. More information on the Ginkgo Grant
Current Honors students and Honors Program alumni: Download a Ginkgo Grant Application.