Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Honors Scholars Program

You’re invited to apply to Millikin University’s Honors Program and compete for a prestigious, full-tuition Millikin Presidential Scholarship. The Honors Program at Millikin University is a vibrant, challenging program that fosters a collaborative environment where amazing scholarship and creative work happens every day. Small seminars and a superb faculty who are committed to individual mentoring pave the way for unique opportunities and connections.

As an Honors Student, you can:
dive into
your studies and work closely with faculty on honors projects
live in the Academic Focus Living-Learning Community
register first for future classes

Your Next Steps:

Qualify for the Honors Program/Presidential Scholarship
• Gain admission to Millikin University as a full-time student (by January 1 to be
considered for a Presidential Scholarship).
• Display exemplary academic achievement that includes: ranking in the top
10% of your high school class or excel in rigorious college prep curriculum
and a minimum composite ACT score of at least 27 or SAT score of 1220
(combined math/verbal).
• Participate in a successful on-campus interview.

Meet Application Deadlines
January 15, 2014 Gain admission to Millikin University (for Presidential Scholarship consideration)
Students admitted after January 1, 2014 are eligible to apply for the Honors Program only.
February 1, 2014. Submit the online Honors Program/Presidential Scholarship Application
February 15, 2014 Attend an Honors Program/Presidential Scholarship Interview on Millikin’s campus

Types of Scholars

Honors Scholars
Millikin's Honors Program introduces students to college-level scholarship, research, critical thinking, and writing during the freshman and sophomore years. Classes are taught as seminars - sessions involving intense discussion and requiring active participation. Honors Scholars are chosen based on their academic achievements, involvement in high school, and an interview/selection process.

Presidential Scholars
Presidential Scholars are Millikin's best and brightest students. Selection is based upon outstanding academic performance and demonstrated leadership. Millikin's expectations are high, but Scholars' rewards are great: Presidential Scholars receive a full tuition scholarship, renewable for up to four years and must maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA to retain the scholarship.

James Millikin Scholars
Millikin's strongest juniors are invited to join the next phase of the Honors Program to become James Millikin Scholars. All Presidential Scholars automatically become part of this group.

Today, the Honors Program comprises approximately 140 Freshman and Sophomore Honors Scholars and nearly 50 James Millikin Scholars at the junior and senior levels.


Dr. Cheryl Chamblin
Honors Program Director

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL