Honors and Scholars Programs

Falcon Scholars
Based on academic performance and leadership qualities, select students will be invited to apply to become a Falcon Scholar. Scholarships are $1,000 for the freshman year and available for an additional three years. These scholarships include a $2,000 stipend that may be used for undergraduate research or to study abroad during your junior or senior year.

McNair Scholars
Each year, twelve to fifteen undergraduate students who are committed to pursuing graduate study upon completion of their bachelor's degree are selected to become McNair Scholars. McNair Scholars participate in two years of intensive mentoring, specialized seminars, collaborative research, and a paid summer research internship, all of which prepare them for graduate school.

Summer Scholars
The UW-River Falls Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (URSCA) program selects up to 10 students each year to become a Summer Scholar. The Summer Scholars Program provides an opportunity for students to collaborate with faculty on projects. Projects supported by this program will exhibit the potential for scholarly publication, presentation at a conference or creative performance.

Honors Program
The Honors Program is designed to meet the academic needs of students who have an outstanding record of academic achievement and a true sense of intellectual adventure by exploring a variety of course types and educationally related experiences at UWRF. Students in the Honors Program embrace social, academic, cultural, and collaborative experiences to become leaders on campus and in their communities.

Student Support Services (SSS) Scholars
The Student Support Services (SSS) Scholars Program at UW-River Falls offers a number of educational outreach and enrichment opportunities to maximize your academic success at the college level. Program participants receive access to one-on-one academic coaching, leadership and community service opportunities, career/graduate school advising, opportunities to participate in social/cultural activities, and assistance with accessing campus services.

Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated. Phi Kappa Phi's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (URSCA)
UW-River Falls is dedicated to providing opportunities and resources that foster student-faculty collaborative projects, enhance student development and promote a culture of undergraduate research, scholarly and creative activity across campus.