Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

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The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College Mission Mission Statement

Welcome to the Elliott T. Bowers Honors College! The Honors College mission is to offer a unique and intellectual academic environment that emphasizes undergraduate research and personal growth. 

Application Deadlines

March 1st Priority Deadline for Scholarships (applications must be complete)
July 1st Materials Deadline for all fall applications
November 1st Priority Deadline for Scholarships (applications must be complete)
December 1st Materials Deadline for all spring applications

Honors College Benefits

  • Opportunities for financial support
  • Community involvement
  • Socializing opportunities with like-minded peers
  • Specialized courses
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Early registration
  • Private Honors Lounge and Lab
  • Honors distinction upon graduation

The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College benefits students in their academic journey both inside the classroom and in the professional world. Designed to attract highly motivated students, the Honors College community is an environment that encourages professional and intellectual development. In addition to offering opportunities for student-professor mentorship and academic growth, the Honors College promotes the university’s overall mission to uphold high academic standards and further community engagement. Graduating with Honors from Sam Houston State University ensures advantages for students in their post-college journey, whether that is starting in a professional career or entering graduate school.

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The Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is a campus-wide event for students to present their research in a formal setting. The URS occurs every Spring semester on the SHSU Huntsville campus. 

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The Dialogue Newsletter

The Dialogue is an Honors College newsletter that highlights outstanding Honors College faculty, staff, and students! Check out our latest edition!


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The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

Academic Building IV Suite 202 | Box 2479 | Huntsville, Texas 77341-2479

Phone: (936) 294.1477 | Email: honors@shsu.edu