Big Thinkers

The Davidson Honors College is a vibrant hub for talented, motivated learners from all over the state, nation and world. The Honors experience at the University of Montana is flexible, personalized and available to students in any major. Through an engaging interdisciplinary trajectory, highlighted by distinctive learning and leadership development opportunities, honors students are empowered to make real and lasting positive contributions to society.


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The Davidson Honors College Experience

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    Learning Opportunities

    From small discussion-based classes, interdisciplinary coursework, internships, study abroad, field-based and service experiences, DHC students engage deeply in a world-class undergraduate education.

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    Advising and Mentorship

    Honors students at UM are embraced by the DHC’s holistic network of student support and receive specialized assistance from faculty mentors and professional staff in exploring and achieving their academic and professional aspirations.

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    Beyond the Classroom

    DHC students are leaders on campus and in the community, from student government to major-based organizations, athletics, activism and the arts. An active Honors Student Association, Living and Learning Community and Ambassador group, and Student Advisory Council provide further opportunities for involvement.

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Career Development Program

The Career Development Program (CDP) provides career advising for students and increases post-college placement rates and overall job satisfaction of DHC graduates.

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The QUEST Program is an exciting partnership with the City of Missoula for students to develop policy solutions to address some of the biggest questions.



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    For Incoming Students

    Apply for the DHC by the first Friday in December and be eligible for the Dean’s Leadership Scholarship, Provost’s Honors Scholarship and the Presidential Leadership Scholarship – UM’s highest merit-based academic award.

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    For Continuing DHC Students

    Students may apply for and earn scholarships while they pursue graduation as a University Scholar. Awards are made in both spring and fall semesters based on need and merit, and provide specialized support for internships, field experiences, study abroad and undergraduate research.

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    Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships

    Receive personalized support as you reach for the stars! UM has one of the country’s highest historical win-rates for nationally and internationally competitive scholarships, such as the Rhodes, Truman, Fulbright, Goldwater, Udall and others.

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Climate Change Studies

The Climate Change Studies (CCS) program offers students a multidisciplinary understanding of the scientific and societal dimensions of climate change.

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Schwanke Honors Institute

The Schwanke Honors Institute provides high school students and incoming college freshman the opportunity to earn college credit and explore University life and academics at the Davidson Honors College.

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