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The Honors Program offers a residential, cohort experience for freshmen and sophomores. Freshmen in the Honors Program are encouraged to live in Wall Residential College, and Sophomores in Weatherhead Hall. Both communities are led by faculty members who, along with their families, reside in the communities. 

Members of the Tulane team hold a model of their winning design. Top row from left to right are: Professor Timothy Schuler, John Robertson and Matthew Gorban. On the bottom row are Afsheen Sajjadi, Ethan Gasta, Otto Lyon and Maxwell Woody. Photo Credit: N
Tulane team wins NASA’s Big Idea Challenge for spacecraft design

Tulane University engineering students’ innovative idea for a flower-shaped, solar-powered space ferry won the top prize in NASA’s BIG Idea Challenge, a national contest to design better ways to assemble spacecraft in space.

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 Jean Danielson Scholar Reva Resstak (2016) at an environmental fair
Jean Danielson Application Live

The Application for the Jean Danielson Memorial Scholarship is live now. Click Read Full story for more information and to access the application.

The Jean Danielson Memorial Scholarship Fund rewards outstanding honors students in financial need with grants for enrichment opportunities during the summer. The Honors Program encourages rising sophomore, junior and senior honors students who are commited to living a life of purpose and intellectual vigor to apply for funds for a research or other field experience in the US or abroad. 

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A group of students who participated in summer research
Summer Research Applications Live

Applications for Summer Research Grants are now live. Click Read Full Story to find the more information and applications to the program.

The Honors Summer Research Program is an opportunity for students to work with a Tulane professor on a scholarly project for six weeks during the Summer. Honors freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in ALL Schools are encouraged to apply, and it is open to students who have no research experience or who already have some experience with research.

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Bria Trosclair (SLA '16) poses with her students in Ruse, Bulgaria.
Bria Trosclair, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program

Bria Trosclair writes about her experience as a Fulbright English Teacher and the fascinating city of Ruse, Bulgaria where her program and the school where she teaches are located.

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Lipaz Avigal and Giulia Duch, recipients of the Jean Danielson Summer Scholarships
Scholarship Provides Exceptional Opportunity

Tulane University students Giulia Duch and Lipaz Avigal learned firsthand about the complexities of integrating refugees into new communities by speaking with immigrants, NGOs, startups, journalists, and politicians in Europe this summer. “Although camps in Greece receive the most media attention, the interviews in Western Europe show the story doesn’t end when refugees make it to Germany,” said Duch.

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Skyler Deckoff-Jones winner of the Gilman International Scholarship
Physics grad adds research to resume

In August 2012, as a freshman from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Skylar Deckoff-Jones never expected to be a role model to those involved in the science and research departments at Tulane University. Later, Deckoff-Jones authored a publication that consists of his research on the nonlinear optical properties of ultrathin crystals. “The fact that I’ve contributed new knowledge to the scientific community is one of my proudest moments from my time at Tulane,” he says.

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Brady Page - MD/MPH Student Paupa giving a vaccination to a young man in New Guinea
Fulbright student looks to give back in Brazil

While many students are basking in the off time afforded by summer break, MD/MPH student Brady Page, is traveling to far-flung locales for a year-long trip to research and help treat patients in developing nations. The native of Mountain View, California received a Fulbright-Fogarty research grant in 2016 that will take him to the Brazillian state of Bahia to study leishmaniasis — a disease caused by a parasite transmitted by sandfly bites.

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Alexandra DeFelice - Stamp Scholar standing over a forest
Stamps Scholars Grow Through Enrichment Opportunities

Sophomore Alexandra “Allee” DeFelice is a Wilderness First Responder now, thanks to attending the Pre-Med Emergency and Wilderness Medicine Program in Colorado this summer as a Stamps Leadership Scholar.

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Since 1904, Tulane scholars have been recipients of some of the most prestigious scholarships and fellowships in the academic world.

During the senior year students write an Honors thesis or complete an equivalent Honors project. The precise form of the Honors Thesis will vary depending on the student’s major field.