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 3 supplemental questions.

Supplemental Questions
  1. • “Social media is a neutral medium—it can perpetuate dominant narratives, or it can disrupt them. How do you understand social media—do you believe social media is a space for social justice or not? Explain
  2. • Nowadays men and women easily interchange social and family roles. Is this threatening to a person’s femininity? If this trend continues, where would it lead society to?
  3. • In the context of the American Psychological Association's guidelines for practice with men and boys, Pappas (2019) has suggested that: "The main thrust of the subsequent research is that traditional masculinity—marked by stoicism, competitiveness, dominance and aggression—is, on the whole, harmful." Do you agree or disagree with this definition of traditional masculinity? Why or why not?