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Honors Program

The Lee College Honors Program serves intellectually curious and highly motivated students. Students entering the nationally recognized program will experience enrichment of course materials and the freedom to work independently and collaboratively with faculty members who encourage lively, engaging discourse and activity both inside and outside the classroom. Enrollment in Honors classes is limited and classes are taught in a seminar format.


The Honors Program exposes students to academic field trips, networking with highly successful alumni, and mentorship. Students have access to the Student Honors Suite and are members of the Student Honors Council. Honors students are also encouraged to join and participate in the affairs of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges.

The research and scholarly work of honors students are published in Touchstone, a publication of the Texas State Historical Association. Students also have the opportunity to showcase their research at national conferences throughout the year, including the Great Plains Honor Conference, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, and the National Undergraduate Literature Conference.


The program currently offers 32 scholarships ($1,800 for full-time students, $1,000 for part-time students) that are awarded based on academic merit and need. In addition, several Lee College Honors students have received national scholarships such as the Jack Kent Cooke and Coca Cola scholarships.

Honors graduatesAdmission to the Honors Program

Students must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have nine or more hours of college-level work with a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Have ranked in the top 10 percent of high school class
  • Have interviewed and received approval of either the Honors Program Coordinator or the instructor teaching the class