Honors Scholar Program

Florida SouthWestern State College's Honors Scholar Program offers students an enriched and challenging educational experience that extends learning beyond the classroom. We strive to cultivate academic excellence, skillful leadership, and commitment to social responsibility. As a rigorous, transdisciplinary program, we inspire students to seek out transformative experiences and participate in the world in new ways.

Applications are accepted twice a year, March 1st and July 1st, regardless of the day on which that date falls. You can expect to hear back from the director regarding your admission status by mid-March and mid-July.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Participation in a community of highly motivated, intellectually curious students and faculty who are committed to free inquiry, civilized debate, cultural creation, and community service.
  • Funding to participate in state, regional, and national conferences
  • Access to the Honors capstone class in which students are paired with a faculty mentor to complete a directed individual research project. Students have access to funding to acquire materials or attend workshops and conferences related to their capstone research
  • Funding and academic guidance to support creative initiatives.
  • Access to Honors seminars which emphasize hands-on, project-based, experiential learning.
  • Smaller class sizes which facilitate personalized instruction from talented faculty and foster mentoring relationships.
  • Access to a wide range of field trips and extracurricular events
  • Automatic admission into the Honors Colleges at USF, FGCU and to New College if you complete the certificate with a 3.5 overall GPA

Contact Information

Dr. Wendy Chase, Director (239) 489-9470 wchase@fsw.edu Office: L-101 (Lee Campus) Florida SouthWestern State College 8099 College Parkway Fort Myers, Florida 33919

Courtney Daniels, Program Coordinator (239) 433-6993 courtney.daniels@fsw.edu Office: Q-218 (Lee Campus) Florida SouthWestern State College 8099 College Parkway Fort Myers, Florida 33919