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The purpose of the Tulane Honors Program is to provide academically gifted and intellectually curious students unique opportunities for exploration and immersion in both multi-disciplinary and specialized scholarship. As a unit of Newcomb-Tulane College, the Honors Program serves students of all academic majors.

2018 Fulbright Recipients
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Honors Program Information
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Learn about the new Honors Summer Abroad Program in Berlin
Honors in Berlin

Learn about the new Honors Summer Study Abroad Program in Berlin.

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The Inaugural Honors Thesis Forum
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Cathy Balfe is writing her Honors Thesis in Economics on discrimination in the mortgage market
cathy balfe interview

Economics Senior Cathy Balfe is writing her Honors Thesis on discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in the mortgage market. In doing so, she is addressing a gap in research that she feels needs to be filled, and making a previous theoretical class project a practical reality.

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Samantha Hilburn
Samantha Hilburn Interview

Samantha Hilburn is a sophomore tentatively majoring in Geology and Earth and Environmental Sciences. During Samantha Hilburn’s short time at Tulane University, she has been involved with the Honors RLCs (Residential Learning Communities) in Wall and Weatherhead Residence Halls.

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Creativity outside the classroom

To explore the phenomenon of creativity and how the creative process relates to the psychology of happiness, the instructors, Jenny Mercein and Ryder Thornton both in the Theatre and Dance Department, have led their students on excursions all over the city.

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This is a photo of Honors Summer Research grant recipient Izzat Shbeeb
Summer Research New Wave 17

The Honors Summer Research Program provided an opportunity for 21 students to work with a Tulane professor on a scholarly project for six weeks during this summer. 

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Clare Lister Stamps Enrichment

Tulane University senior Clare Lister spent her study abroad semester in Tanzania on safari to learn about wildlife conservation, in a remote village homestay to learn about Maasai culture, and at a rainforest reserve to learn about ecology.

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Beinecke Scholar 2017

Hannah Hoover, a junior pursuing a double major in Anthropology and Classical Studies, has been selected as a 2017 Beinecke Scholar.

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Truman Scholar 2017

Lilth Winkler-Schor, a Newcomb Scholar from Seattle, Washington, won a  prestigious Truman Scholarship, which provides $30,000 toward graduate school and the opportunity to participate in professional development programming to prepare for a career in public service leadership.

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Fulbright Scholars for 2017
Fulbright Awards 2017

Twelve students and one recent graduate from Tulane University have received grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program 

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

In 2016-17, Tulane University was recognized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as a top producer of Fulbright students.