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UT welcomes the best and brightest to our university. We’re here to challenge you, offering a multitude of leadership opportunities, along with more than 60 honors degree concentrations.

Our Honors and Scholars Programs provide a more intimate college experience within the context of a large research university by integrating academic achievement and student life within a culture of intellectual and civic engagement. Students in Honors & Scholars programs at UT find they belong to a community of peers, faculty, and staff that share the same drive to improve and challenge themselves—and the world around them.

How to Apply for Honors & Scholars

Haslam Scholars Program

The Haslam Scholars Program (HSP) honors the Haslam family’s legacy through a highly competitive scholars’ program to develop community-minded and intellectually-gifted emerging young leaders. Transformational learning experiences help each Haslam scholar understand and develop their leadership potential, with the ultimate goal of cultivating Tennessee’s leaders for tomorrow.

Honors Leadership Program

The Honors Leadership Program (HLP) helps scholars understand the theoretical and practical application of leadership. Scholars in this program strive to improve our world by enhancing methods and constructs through practical leadership experience, including establishing engineering clubs in rural Tennessee, advocating for sustainability at UT, and managing successful Student Government Association election campaigns.

Chancellor’s Honors Program

The Chancellor’s Honors Program (CHP) is UT’s largest university-wide honors program that develops eager minds by designing experiences to help scholars discover new ideas, talents, cultures, and people. Through CHP, students gain the flexibility and capability to change the world by engaging in interactions where they can research, collaborate, and get involved from day one. CHP membership is approximately 8 percent of the university’s undergraduates and serves students majoring in every discipline offered by the university.

1794 Scholars Program

The 1794 Scholars Program is a two-year honors enrichment program focused on the Volunteer experience. Students in the 1794 Scholars Program love to work and see the fruits of their labor. This program shows students how to contribute to the campus and community from day one. Our 1794 Scholars Program is founded on the Volunteer spirit, pushing students to get involved and collaborate in unexpected ways.