Honors Program

Achieve more 

For more than 30 years, the Honors Program has been preparing students for successful graduate study at some of the country’s top institutions. Through a challenging and inspiring mix of scholarship, research, leadership, and community service, the Honors Program emboldens students to soar academically, personally, and professionally through an unmatched, personalized educational experience. 

Be part of the Honors Program and benefit from challenging courses, intensive research opportunities, and a variety of enrichment activities, including: 

  • Honors Courses 

  • Community Service 

  • Cultural Enrichment 

  • Faculty Mentorship 

Explore our offerings, and take the next steps to become part of our legacy at Coppin and beyond.   

Honors Program Scholarships

Honors Program Scholarships - First-year, First-semester 

You've just finished high school at the top of your class and are ready to continue your academic excellence at Coppin! The Honors Program provides leadership, career, and academic support to ensure you keep achieving even after graduation.   

Upper-Division Honors Program Scholarships

The Honors Program also offers scholarship funding for transfer students and Coppin upper-level students who demonstrate exceptional ability and show interest in graduate study.

As part of the Honors Program, upper-division students have access to academic, cultural, career, and leadership enrichment opportunities, with a primary focus on preparation for graduate, professional, and doctoral studies. 

Apply for Scholarships

The Honors Program at Coppin offers scholarships for new and current students. Learn more and apply!
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Presidential and Fanny Jackson Coppin Scholars - Academic Excellence Track

The Academic Excellence Track is available to Presidential Scholars and Fanny Jackson Coppin Scholars as a safe space for academic challenge and a supportive community in which scholars can define and navigate the path towards their professional goals.

Scholars should consider the Academic Excellence Track if they are interested in…

  • Accelerated coursework and engaging discourse among like-minded peers
  • Professional, leadership, and personal development via workshops and local and national conferences
  • Experiential opportunities to include internships and research assistantships
  • Meeting local and national graduate-school representatives
  • Preparation for graduate-school
  • Service to the university community
  • Cultural development

Application Process

Joining the Honors Program via the Academic Excellence Track is a simple process.

  • Step One:  Confirm your interest in the Academic Excellence Track via the Office of Admissions.
  • Step Two:  Check your email for correspondence from the Honors Program and complete and return the short application.
  • Step Three:  Respond to the same email with your availability for the required, but informal,  “Getting to Know You” interview.

Still have questions?  Do not hesitate to contact Mr. Paul Gass, Honors Program Coordinator, at pgass@coppin.edu or (410) 951-3387.

Strada Scholars Program

CSU Strada Scholars 2023-2024
CSU Strada Scholars 2023-2024
STANDING: Christian Pareja, Miracle Kelley, Paola Pichinte
SEATED: Janiya Camphor, Makayla Webb, Nevaeh Kendall

The Strada Scholars Program is a nationwide program focused on the leadership development, academic success, and social engagement of promising students. The program is an HBCU initiative of the Strada Education Network designed to develop the next generation of leaders.

CSU Strada Scholars are identified in the first year of the Honors Program. As participants in the program, they are introduced to leadership opportunities and are prepared for the workforce in pre-professional positions. Strada Scholars also receive scholarship support to eliminate financial barriers to persistence and completion.

Honors Student Voices

Coppin's Honors Program has an established record of challenging students to reach academic heights unimagined. Become part of our Legacy!

Student accomplishments

Prep for Graduate School Standardized Tests

The Institute for Standardized Testing (IST) provides Coppin students and alumni with the resources and guidance they need to successfully negotiate the graduate school admissions process. Coordinating with Coppin State’s Career Services Center, IST conducts regular information workshops for students considering or applying to graduate or professional school programs.

We also sponsor free test prep workshops for any current student or alumni interested in taking the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or Law School Admission Test (LSAT). You do not need to be part of the Honors Program to participate in any test prep of our graduate test workshops or activities. Workshops may be part of semester-long series, and run throughout fall and spring semester.

Interested in learning more about how IST can help make your dreams of grad school a reality? Stop by HHSB 346, call us at (410) 951-3387, or email pgass@coppin.edu.

Contact Us

Have questions about the Honors Program, or about taking a standardized test for graduate or professional school? Reach out to us—we're happy to help!



Coordinator, Institute for Standardized Testing


Student Advisor/Counselor


Alumni Spotlight

Shernay Williams Delice

When I started at Coppin in 2005, I was welcomed, supported, and empowered in a way that gave me the confidence to pursue (and now, to achieve) my professional goals

Shernay Williams-Delice B.A. English, 2009
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Maxwell Graham

The Honors Program encouraged the continuation of (my) education beyond the undergraduate experience, and I have found that immensely rewarding

Maxwell Graham B.S. Applied Psychology, 2008
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Krystal Roach

My honors coursework was demanding but gave me the background to succeed in graduate school

Krystal Roach B.S. Applied Psychology, 2014
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Dara Foster

My participation in Coppin State University’s Honors Program was a privilege that I did not take lightly

Dara Foster B.S. Nursing, 2008 Sociology Minor
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