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Academic Honors Program

The George M. Luckey, Jr. Academic Honors Program is an enriched, challenging scholastic program. Incoming students are selected for the honors program and awarded the honors scholarship through a rigorous application process. To maintain membership in the program, and eligibility for the honors scholarship, students must make satisfactory progress through the program. 

Download the 2023-24 Honors Handbook


Expanded Scholarship

Attention Students from Vermont, Massachusetts, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota: We've expanded our scholarship program. Apply now to MSU's Honors Program.

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Education Abroad

There are many excellent education abroad programs available to Morehead State University students and faculty. International study experiences include short (summer/winter/spring) or long (semester/year) programs, as well as internships abroad.

Experience the World

Applying to the Honors Program

The completed application packet with essay, recent photograph, and sample work should be submitted to as email attachments. The recommender must submit the letter of recommendation to the same email address. Further details may be found in the application packet.

The application for 2024-25 has closed - if you have questions, please email


The mission of the Academic Honors Program at Morehead State University is to provide exceptional students with opportunities to accelerate and broaden their personal development so that they will be prepared to achieve success and make valuable contributions as citizens in the world of the twenty-first century.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the George M. Luckey, Jr. Academic Honors Program at Morehead State University is to challenge the truly outstanding student to pursue educational goals more lofty and meaningful than mere good grades. Students in the program will take specially-designed options for some of their general education requirements, will participate in service, undergraduate research, and international experiences and will have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences in the program in a substantial exit essay.

Contact the Honors Program

Dr. Philip Krummrich, Director

10 Fields Hall (basement)
150 University Blvd.
UPO 665
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2205
FAX: 606-783-5088