Helen L. Hawk-Windes Honors Program Scholarship

CSUB has offered special honors classes for its very best students since the fall of 1980.  What began as a two-year general education Honors Program was expanded to a four-year program in 1998 when Mrs. Helen Hawk Windes, a local philanthropist, donated one million dollars in support of its activities.  Approximately 300 students are currently enrolled in the Hawk Honors Program, which provides classes with CSUB’s finest faculty members, registration priority, scholarships, enjoyable social events, a special honors lounge, and other unique educational opportunities available only to members of this distinctive program.  Unlike honors courses traditionally offered at the high school level, the honors classes at CSUB are not graded more severely than their non-honors counterparts.  These courses do, however, provide a chance for our top students to interact with other extremely bright, high-achieving undergraduates from throughout our service region in classes that are exciting, stimulating, and intellectually challenging.

Award Criteria: Admitted into the CSUB Honors Program.
***Must complete 2 of the 4 supplemental questions.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Discuss the importance and purpose of providing service to others. Describe your involvement with service and what you have learned from those experiences. How do you plan to integrate a commitment to service into your college experience?
  2. You are required to spend the next year of your life in either the past or the future. What year would you travel to and why?
  3. How would you design a just society? What would its essential qualities be? Which existing law(s), whether written or unwritten, would you consider unjust and therefore should not be included in the just society? Why?
  4. If you were in charge of budgeting for the campus and there is $100,000 in funds to use for recreational purposes, how would you spend/allocate these funds? Why?