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How to Apply

Honors Program
Thompson Hall, E314
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: 716-673-3876


Julie Sticek
College of Arts and Science
Ph: 716-673-3174

Honors Student Meet and Greet


Want to Join the Honors Program?

Applications for the 2016-2017 academic year will begin on December 18, 2015.  Eligible students are encouraged to apply to the program prior to the February 15, 2016 deadline. Accepted students will received $1,500 scholarship from the Honors Program.  Please contact the program director for more information about eligibility and availability.

Students who are eligible to apply to the Honors Program will be required to write a 1,000 word application essay that addresses the following question:

Recently, there has been a lot debate about the value and purpose of college. Should college train students for a particular career? Or should colleges foster learning within the liberal arts tradition to help students become educated citizens? The Honors Program at Fredonia is designed to provide students with a strong general education that strengthens their work within the major. As you think about your own expectations for college, what do you think about these debates and the purpose of higher education? To help answer this question, please consult the following short articles from students and scholars who explore the value and/or limits of general education. What do you think about these issues?

Essays will be assessed on the how effectively the applicant addresses the prompt question and the quality of the writing. To be clear, we are not looking for a right answer. Rather we are interested in learning more about your views on general education.


If you have any questions about applying to the honors program, please contact the program director David Kinkela directly at: After January 15, 2016, interested students should contact the interim director, Dr. Alex Caviedes at


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