Montgomery College is committed to providing high-ability, highly motivated students with stimulating and challenging opportunities both within and outside the classroom.
Honors Program Mission
The Honors Program mission is to:
- Attract and nurture outstanding students;
- Provide an academic environment which fosters growth, critical thinking and multicultural perspectives; and
- Encourage the development of community relationships and interpersonal skills.
The Honors Program at Montgomery College is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council, a national organization of honors programs at two and four year colleges and universities, and the Maryland Collegiate Honors Council. Montgomery College is also a member of the Beacon Conference, a conference for student scholars at two-year colleges.
The program was created for high-ability students seeking exciting and academically rewarding experiences. It allows students to discover and develop their talents and interests through:
- Honors courses
- Independent study opportunities
- Service learning
- Social and cultural activities
Students also benefit from enhanced opportunities to transfer to four-year colleges and universities with increased eligibility for merit-based scholarship aid.
The collegewide Honors Program features three special programs: The Macklin Buiness Institute, Montgomery Scholars, and Renaissance Scholars. See the Honors Program structure for more details.