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The Honors Scholar Program

The Honors Scholar Program at Texas Woman's University is one of the ten most selective in the state of Texas with limited enrollment for freshman and transfer students who have completed an honors program at another college or university. It is open to any student from any major, and it stresses, not more course work, but more interesting course work. 

In addition to a challenging academic curriculum in the classroom, students have the opportunity to combine academic courses with travel to Europe, attendance at cultural events, and domestic travel to the national honors conference. Students have won fellowships from Phi Kappa Phi and have been selected for prestigious local, state-wide and national internships, including NASA, the Texas Senate, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and many more.  


The Touchstone Program at Texas Woman's University is a brand new type of honors experience. This innovative program has been created specifically for transfer students and curremt TWU students with no prior college honors background. With an emphasis on professional enhancement and leadership development, The Touchstone Program is designed to assist your personal development into a well-rounded college graduate.

By enabling you to fulfill many Touchstone Program requirements through TWU sponsored organizations, The Touchstone Program's flexibility helps you to enjoy and participate in on-campus events. We promote campus-wide involvement and support other departments' endeavors by going to plays, dance performances, and sports events to name a few. By serving as a catalyst that exposes you to new cultural experiences as well as service and leadership opportunities, The Touchstone Program will help empower you to be an applicant that employers and grad schools will be interested in.

If you have questions about either of our honors programs or if you'd like to schedule a visit to the campus, please call or email our offices. We'd love to show you what honors has to offer!


TWU Scholars Say...

Kendyll Castles"The Honors program was the first obvious choice for me--my motivation was the academic challenge and enrichment, and of course the scholarship opportunities..." More about “TWU Scholars Say...”...

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