The Honors program at Meredith College offers a strong, diverse, and dynamic learning community, made up of faculty and fellow students dedicated to stretching themselves intellectually and achieving academic success. At Meredith College, Honors students learn, lead, speak up and give back.

Advising Support

Honors students receive support from their academic advisor and the director of the Honors program. This support system helps guide students through their Honors coursework, senior thesis, and the application process for awards, fellowships and graduate study.


Honors students pursue an education with distinction—and their achievements are reflected on their transcripts. Honors students have an edge when they apply to graduate and professional programs due to the academic rigor of their undergraduate program of study. Recent graduates of the Honors program have been accepted to law school, veterinary school, and Ph.D. programs.


Honors students have the opportunity to travel to destinations in the U.S. and abroad. The Honors Fall trip is an opportunity for students from all classes, freshman to senior, to explore and learn together in a new locale. Weekend trips taken as a group promote experiential learning and a deeper understanding of each other and the subject at hand. Recent trips and topics include

  • Water, Land, Sky: Diversity of Life – Asheville, N.C.
  • Marching on Washington – A History of Protests in the Nation’s Capital – Washington, D.C.
  • Charleston’s Historic Religious Congregations – Charleston, S.C.
  • Charleston Gold Rice and Lowcountry Food Culture – Charleston, S.C.
  • Sex, Sexuality, and the Citadel – Charleston, S.C.
  • Bringing Community Resources into the Classroom – Charleston, S.C.

Study Abroad

In collaboration with donors and campus partners, the Honors program regularly offers two study abroad scholarships each year and has offered as many as four scholarships of up to $3,000 for continuing Honors students. The scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants in good standing on the basis of merit, need, and participation in the Honors program.

Continuing Honors students receive application materials on or about the beginning of December each year. The application deadline is February 15.

Please contact Dr. McMillen with questions.

A Pathway to National and International Fellowships

As a striving Honors student at Meredith College, you are in a good position to apply for national and international fellowships such as FulbrightSchwarzman Scholars, and others. As you prepare your application, you will benefit from the advice of the Honors director and other Meredith College campus contacts.

Contact Information
Dr. Cece Toole
(919) 760-8814