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The Pine Honors College helps strong students excel by providing exceptional Honors classes; service and extracurricular opportunities; and support for undergraduate research and study abroad.
We strive to unite a diverse community of scholars as they seek to make the most of their four years at EIU and prepare themselves to take up their place in the world.
"Applying for the Goldwater helped me focus on my goals, express my passion for my field and complete graduate school applications."Jonathan David Jones ('14)
"I really love honors classes because they allow me to interact with my professors on a more personal basis."Jocelyn Herrera ('16)
"Honors has helped me prosper with my classwork at Eastern by giving me opportunities to participate in different activities such as Student Government."Shirmeen Ahmad (‘16)
"No matter where I am, on the track or in an honors classroom, 'All that I am, I am because of my mind,' (Paavo Nurmi). EIU's honors community provides me with significant academic opportunities.”Christian Ilunga-Matthiesen ('16)