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Honors Student Opportunities

George Henry Miles Association

The George Henry Miles Honors society is the student led co-curricular portion of the Honors Program. The GHM Society organizes a variety of co-curricular and social events, ranging from student-led “roundtable” discussions on a variety of academic and cultural topics to panel discussions to field trips to ice-cream and pizza socials. Society meetings serve as a kind of clearinghouse for information relevant to honors students and provide an opportunity to strengthen the social bonds among society members.

Student Scholarships

Founder's Scholarship
The Founder's Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship awarded to two incoming freshman who perform superbly during an on-campus written exam in late January or early February, and a personal interview for finalists in early March.

Outside Scholarships
College is one of the most important investments you can make, that is why our financial aid office searches for scholarships outside of The Mount and collects these resources in one place to support students. The Outside Scholarships webpage keeps a running list of current outside resources for students

The Edward J. Flanagan Memorial Prize
The gift of Monsignor Hugh J. Phillips, Class of 1931, President Emeritus, in memory of Edward J. Flanagan, USMC, Class of 1951. The Flanagan Prize is awarded to the member of the senior class who best represents the tradition of Mount St. Mary’s University in scholarship, conduct, and leadership. The Flanagan Prize is awarded at the Honors Convocation and includes a $500 prize.

The Reverend Philip A. Barrett Memorial Prize
The prize, established to honor Father Philip A. Barrett, a Mount faculty member and administrator for 20 years, is awarded to a senior student who has demonstrated achievement by way of an extensive, outstanding research project. The Faculty Honors Committee (together with other faculty members chosen for their expertise in the  knowledge areas of research submitted) evaluate the projects, and the winner takes home a $500 prize.

The Dr. Henry P. and M. Page Laughlin Prize
The Laughlin Prize recognizes a student of the junior class who models academic excellence and demonstrates the capacity for making scholarly contributions to his/her major field of study. The award is selected by the Honors Committee and comes with a $500 prize.

Class of 1950 Award
The Class of 1950 award is our highest service award and is given at the Honors Convocation. It is given to the faculty member or student who made the most significant service contribution to the Mount community during the current academic year. The award comes with a $1,000 prize.

Visit the Honors Convocation page to see this past year's winners or nominate an Honor's Student for the next Convocation.


One of the best ways to flesh out your résumé is to complete an internship either on campus or off campus. Internships can be during the academic year or summer, for credit or not for credit, paid or volunteer. Very often these internships lead to a job after graduation.

To help you find an internship, the Honors Office has compiled a list of internship opportunities that is updated regularly.

Mathematics and Computer Science Internship Board (.xlsx file)
Psychology Internship Board (.xlsx file)
Science Internship Board (.xlsx file)
Career Center Internship Opportunities

Conference and Research Presentation Opportunities

Rebecca Schisler
Rebecca Schisler, C'17, presented her honors research
on the First Amendment and Journalism at the
Maryland Collegiate Honors Council Conference in
March 2017. This was the first time the Mount has
attended or presented in this conference.

The inaugural Conference of Undergraduate Research & Scholarship offers students the opportunity to showcase their work and learn about the work of others, while networking with peers at other institutions.

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