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Honors Program Scholarship Initiative

For more than 50 years, the Honors Program has been a staple of achievement for La Salle University. Considered a national model, the program provides students the best of what La Salle offers: a top-notch education that transforms students not just into leaders, but into Explorers.

The Honors Program Scholarship Initiative seeks to raise $3 million in scholarship aid by 2023. This focus on scholarship will allow us to recruit and retain high-achieving and engaged students who have long been the hallmark of this special learning community. Whatever your connection to the Honors Program – whether alumni, parent/family, faculty, or friend – we ask you to join with us in supporting this new initiative so that we can drive further growth of this program and sustain it for generations of students to come.

Support the Initiative

To make a pledge, or to learn more about how you can support the initiative, contact:

John A. Prendergast, ’12, M.A. ’13
Associate Director, Development

Daniel Joyce, M.A. ’01
Vice President of University Advancement

Giving Societies

Chairman’s Circle

$50,000 and above

Charter Circle

$25,000 - $49,999

University Circle

$10,000 - $24,999

Flubacher Circle

$5,000 - $9,999

San Miguel Circle

$2,500 - $4,999

Explorer Circle

$1,000 - $2,499

*Young Alumni Circle

$500 - $999

Chevron Club

Up to $999

*Undergraduate alumni within 10 years of graduation

About the Honors Program

La Salle’s Honors Program students rank among the most accomplished and highly motivated students across the nation. With a University wide, meticulously crafted commitment to their education and personal fulfillment shaped by Lasallian values and academic excellence, students receive a comprehensive, well-rounded college experience in the classroom, around campus, and beyond. The program includes:

  • Premier student housing
  • Individualized attention in small classes
  • Dedicated and award-winning faculty
  • The flexibility to customize their education
  • An inspiring and collaborative community of scholars and peers
Br. Michael McGinniss with honors program students

The Honors Difference

In the program, students take their core courses in a challenging and innovative curriculum. The Honors Triple is the intense but transformative hallmark of La Salle’s Honors Program in which first-year students dive into a group of linked courses with a cohort of the same group of students and same professors over the course of two semesters. Honors Program courses complement students’ work in their majors and minors from day one and students have the opportunity to choose electives and labs that align with their interests.

By the Numbers for the 2020-21 School Year

Honors students in the library

Class of 2021: 84

Class of 2022: 77

Class of 2023: 70

Class of 2024: 60


Average GPA


Acceptance Rate


students received the Christian Brothers Scholarship (full tuition) amounting to $1.9M.

The remaining majority of students received the Founders’ Scholarship amounting to $2.6M.


in total scholarship support for a given school year