James Millikin Honors Scholars Program

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The James Millikin Honors Scholars Program at Millikin is a diverse, interdisciplinary program that fosters a collaborative environment where scholarship and creativity converge. As a James Millikin Scholar, you're afforded the opportunity to enrich your academic career through exclusive honors courses and independent study projects, all while fulfilling your University Studies requirements. By having James Millikin Scholar on your resume, you'll show future employers, graduate and professional schools that you are committed to lifelong learning and ready to go the extra mile in whatever you do.

The opportunity to join the James Millikin Honors Scholars Program is available to both traditional incoming first-year and transfer students.

Contact the Director Michael Hartsock, Ph.D. mhartsock@millikin.edu 217.424.6276


  • - Gain admission to Millikin University as a full-time student.
  • - Entering first-year students must display exemplary academic achievement:
    • 3.5 (unweighted) high school or greater
    • 27 or higher ACT OR 1260 or higher SAT
    • Students without qualifying test scores will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • - Transfer students with an associates degree who completed their previous institutions honors program are invited to join.
  • - Transfer students without an associates degree who participated in their previous institutions honors program are invited to apply. Contact Dr. Michael Hartsock, James Millikin Honors Scholars Program Director for more information.


The James Millikin Honors Scholars Program includes an additional, special program for which you may be eligible.

  • - The Presidential Scholars Program is offered to a select number of Honors-qualified high-school seniors, and provides a full tuition scholarship.

The Student Honors Advisory Council is an organization on campus that facilitates activities within the Honors Program Student body, such as move in day and honors overnight. SHAC is responsible for creating engaging programming throughout the year for all honors students, and building a stronger community across campus. 

I love the opportunity to expand my horizons outside my major - Cora C