Honors Programs

Ernie Pyle Scholars

Approximately twenty students from each incoming freshman class will be admitted to an exciting honors program and directly admitted to the School of Journalism. The program includes a rich array of small honors classes and fully paid media trips around the country as part of the academic program. Honors students, named the Ernie Pyle Scholars, can also work in a British media organization and study abroad in London between their sophomore and junior years.

Students with an interest in journalism who submit a Selective Scholarship Application to Indiana University will automatically be considered for this program. A separate application is not required. Students can participate in both the university Hutton Honors College and the School of Journalism Honors Program.

High school students who apply to IU by November 1, have indicated an interest in journalism on their application to IU and who meet any one of the following criteria will be invited to complete the Selective Scholarship Application. A completed Selective Scholarship Application is required to be considered for the Journalism Honors Program.

  • SAT score (critical reading and math) of 1270 or higher.
  • ACT score of 29 or higher.
  • GPA of 3.8 or above on a 4.0 scale.
  • Ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class.

Students admitted to the Journalism Honors Program must follow specific degree requirements as well.

Hutton Honors College

The School of Journalism encourages superior students to take advantage of the variety of opportunities offered through the Hutton Honors College and is pleased to cooperate with their advisors in helping first-year students plan their individual programs.

Honors Seminars and Special Sections

Honors seminars are 3 credit hour discussion classes with limited enrollment, open only to students formally admitted to the Hutton Honors College. Many departments offer special sections of their courses for students in the Hutton Honors College too. The material covered in all of these is broader in scope or greater in depth than that of a regular course. Many different topics are offered and most honors courses may be applied toward general education requirements.

Scholarships and Grants

The Hutton Honors College offers a limited number of renewable merit scholarships to incoming freshmen. For more information please visit the Hutton Honors College Web site and select “Merit Scholarships” to read about eligibility requirements.

Any junior or senior with a 3.40 or higher cumulative grade point average (CGPA) or a 3.7 or higher major GPA may apply for Hutton Honors College support. Grants are available for research, honor theses, international experiences, professional experience internships, teaching internships, creative activities, and travel. Most awards are for a maximum of $1,200 during the academic year and $3,000 in the summer. In addition, any undergraduate student going abroad with a 3.40 CGPA or a 3.7 or higher major GPA is eligible to apply for the Edward L. Hutton International Experiences Program Grant for up to $2,500. All awards are competitive. For more information please visit the Hutton Honors College Web site and select “Funding Options.”

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