Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Honors Scholars Program
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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
• Gain admission to Millikin University as a full-time student.
• Display exemplary academic achievement that includes: ranking in the top
10% of your high school class or excel in rigorous college prep curriculum
and a minimum composite ACT score of at least 27 or SAT score of 1220
(combined math/verbal).

Accept your Honors Program Invitation
After admission to Millikin, students who meet the academic qualifications for the Honors Program will receive an invitation to accept a spot in the Honors Program.

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. All Presidential and Provost Scholars automatically become part of this group.

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 and Provost 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