Honors

Experience the Honors Program

Are you ready to be creatively and academically challenged? The Indiana University Kokomo Honors Program offers unique educational and cultural opportunities for bright, highly motivated and creative students like you. Honors courses and other activities are specially designed to cultivate academic excellence in different disciplines and challenge you to reach your full potential. The program is committed to guiding you in different disciplines, leading to self-improvement and preparing you to make important contributions to society.

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Transcript for Honors Program video

“Hanna Bourne is up to the challenge.”

Hannah is shown in the midst of a discussion in a classroom.

(Hannah sits in a classroom)

“She’s looking for an edge on grad school…”

Students are seated in a circle with their professor.

“…And her future career.” (Presenting to students?)

Hannah works on researching and organizing in the archives on campus.

(Hannah works in an archival room)

“As an Honors student, she’ll travel to Europe…”

A map shows the travel route from IU Kokomo to Europe.

(A map of Europe is displayed)

“… to study WW2 History.”

Stock video of scenes from World War Two are shown including marching troops and bombs dropping.

(Stock footage displays images of Winston Churchill, bombs dropping and planes flying)

“She’ll take enhanced classes for honors credit.”

Hannah is seated at a table during a class lecture and discussion.

“Work closely with faculty.”

Hannah works with a professor in his office.

“Present research at student conferences.”

Hannah is shown researching and working in the archives. She is then shown presenting a poster at a student conference.

“And take challenging classes…”

Hannah smiles in a classroom during a class.


“… as part of her honors colloquia.”

A professor writes on the board.

“All the extra work looks great…”

Hannah and a professor walk together down a hallway.


“…when applying for jobs or grad school.”

Hannah works in the archives.

“Looking for your path to success?”

Hannah puts on her commencement gown.


“Apply for the Honors Program today!”

Hannah walks in her cap and gown down a hallway towards the camera.

Indiana University Kokomo – Fulfilling the Promise

A Lifetime of Success

Students selected for law, leadership academy

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A week of testing the waters of law school confirmed career choices for three future attorneys, shored up confidence in their ability to thrive in its rigorous environment, and established them as serious candidates for admission. “It’s a dream I am capable of accomplishing,” said Coral Santos. “It was a good experience to see first-hand what law school is like. At first I was overwhelmed, but by the end of the week, I realized I can do this, and this is what I want to do. It gives me hope of succeeding in law school.”

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Student researches IU's history

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As Indiana University prepares to celebrate its 200th anniversary, one IU Kokomo student’s research is bringing some of its historical figures to light. Delving into the archives, Hannah Bourne has read journals, scholarly writings, holiday cards, and program books from campus events nearly 100 years ago, details that helped her share the stories of those who have been part of IU’s story.

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Medieval studies leads to graduate program

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When Tucker Million began his search for the right graduate program; he knew he wanted to follow in the footsteps of a professor who influenced him while he earned his undergraduate degree. Million, who graduates from Indiana University Kokomo in May, earned a full tuition grant valued at approximately $40,000 per year, for the Ph.D. program in medieval history at University of Rochester. He also received a stipend to cover his expenses while he is a graduate student.

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History major receives IU alumni scholarship

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A history major from the Kokomo campus was one of 31 Indiana University students recognized for academic excellence and campus involvement, as a winner of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Service Award (DASA) grants. Connor Reed, from Macy, received the $2,500 scholarship for the spring 2017 semester, allowing him to complete his degree without any additional student loan debt.

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