Hallmarks and Benefits of our Honors Program

The hallmarks of the Honors program highlight Central Piedmont's vision for the college and supports its core values of being a student-centered environment that promotes equity, collaboration, excellence, and accountability. Our scholars receive a lot of benefits that serve their future goals and the goals of the college.

Hallmarks of Our Honors Program 

  • foundations were developed from Central Piedmont’s student support programs and current Vision, Mission, and Values

  • open to students from diverse backgrounds with various interests who may be working towards a future in the arts, business, welding, culinary, cosmetology or other courses of study offered at the college

  • provides alternate methods for acceptance into the program outside of the GPA requirements to ensure the program is equitable and inclusive

  • opportunities to apply for scholarships that cover tuition and course materials, as well as travel, events, and immersion experiences

  • offers support for students who are not accepted into the program on how to improve their application in the future

Benefits of Being an Honors Program Scholar 

  • register for classes early

  • receive additional coaching from Honors Program Faculty

  • engage with other Honors Program Scholars for networking

  • apply for scholarships

  • meaningful experiences to add to your resume

  • may look more favorable to 4-year institutions with Honors Programs

  • opportunities to attend conferences, seminars, and workshops

  • develop your transferable skills and increase the value of what you have to offer 

  • recognition on your Central Piedmont transcript 

  • ePortfolio for your resume, LinkedIn, Social Media, Handshake, etc.

Honors Memberships

  • National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)

    What is NCHC?

    Founded in 1966, the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) is a unique educational organization designed to support and promote undergraduate honors education. NCHC has nearly 900 member institutions and several hundred individual members, impacting over 330,000 honors students. NCHC provides its members with resources, training opportunities and collaborative events to build and sustain honors programs and their curriculum. Students also have access to honors scholarships and exclusive events through NCHC and its members.

  • North Carolina Honors Association (NCHA)

    The North Carolina Honors Association (NCHA) is a consortium across the state of NC that works to highlight and support honors programs. According to the NCHA, “honors experiences include a distinctive learner-directed environment and philosophy, provide opportunities that are appropriately tailored to fit the institution’s culture and mission, and frequently occur within a close community of students and faculty”.

  • Southern Regional Honors Council (SRHC)

    What is SRHC?

    The Southern Regional Honors Council promotes and advances Honors Programs and Honors Colleges in the Southern United States. The Southern Regional Honors Council is a regional affiliate of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). Our region is comprised of 11 states, and we are proud to support their Honors councils, associations, and organizations. The SRHC currently comprises more than 100 member institutions.