Honors College students make significant contributions to the University and the city of Houston during their time on campus and beyond. Through work in the Honors curriculum—pondering the “human situation” and how best to apply the skills they learn at the University—and participation in the Honors community, Honors students develop vision, confidence, and a sense of responsibility.
The One Thousand Years of Honors campaign provides an opportunity for dedicated alumni and friends to invest in these outstanding students. The scholarship idea, originally conceived by Honors advisory board member Ben Bosco, aims to provide incentive scholarships of $1,000 to 1000 students over 10 years, thus supporting a thousand years of Honors education. “We thought this would be a good way to help the maximum number of students,” said Bosco, a businessman from Utica, New York, who wants to support Houston by supporting students at the University. For many recipients, such scholarships can be the deciding factor that brings them to Houston.