The Office of Honors and Scholarships

The Office of Honors and Scholarships and Macaulay Honors College at Queens College offers students transformative opportunities and experiences, in and out of the classroom, that challenge students to grow and foster their intellectual curiosity and service to make positive change in the world.


Located in Honors Hall with information desks in Rooms 16 and 19. All students are welcome to come in for information about scholarship opportunities and honors programs. It is never too early to inquire about these opportunities. Plan to visit early and often.

Baccalaureate and Academic Excellence

The Baccalaureate takes place in the spring semester. Students with outstanding academic achievements are honored in conjunction with the celebration for commencement. 

 The Queens College Academic Excellence Award Ceremony takes place in the fall semester and recognizes undergraduate students from the prior academic year’s Dean’s list. 

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Freshman Honors Program (QC Scholars)

Scholarship recipients from high school are placed in the freshman honors program. The freshman honors program provides tuition for students within the program as well as a peer cohort with special outings and honors courses. Students apply while applying to Queens College. FHP students go on to become QC Scholars.

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Kessler Scholars Program

Since Fall 2020 The Kessler Scholars Program at Queens College has been a visionary program that provides academic, financial, and social support to exceptional students who are among the first in their families to attend college. Leveraging the benefits of a cohort model, students are encouraged to begin building relationships with fellow scholars and the institution early to support their career advancement. In total we have 64 active scholars. Some of our program highlights are a 4-day summer transition program and block first-year courses, peer-to peer mentoring, group service learning opportunities, and a tuition scholarship for all active participants.

Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College is the honors college of the City University of New York which inspires and prepares high achieving students to solve challenges facing New York City and globally. Students receive a full-tuition scholarship, dual degree from Macaulay Honors College and Queens College, and provide great access to study abroad and internship opportunities.

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Mellon Mays

The Mellon Mays fellowship program catered towards students from under-represented populations who have demonstrated a commitment to eradicating racial disparities. Students have the opportunity to take part in a summer intensive program in writing and research seminars, a seminar in the fall and spring semesters of their junior year to prepare for graduate school applications, and create a research project under a faculty assisting in graduate applications. 

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Transfer Honors Program

The Transfer Honors Program (THP) helps our students maintain scholarly momentum from their first colleges, embark on high-level coursework, partake in individualized research, and to ask the big questions in their respective fields. Students receive scholarships at two levels, half tuition and full tuition (NY resident tuition rate), for the four-semester duration of their studies at Queens College. Students also receive academic advising, early registration for courses, and priority consideration for competitive majors and honors programs. 

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Macaulay Honors College Office Information

Macaulay Honors College Office
Honors Hall, Room 19
Phone: 718-997-5000

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Honors and Scholarships Office Information

Office of Honors and Scholarships
Honors Hall, Room 16 
Phone: 718-997-5502

For information on honors programming, email:

 For information on scholarships and fellowships, email: