Our Students

Who are they?

The Smittcamp Family Honors College is home to a small group of exceptional students. President’s Scholars are a highly motivated group of learners who are dedicated to achievement in the classroom and the community.  

Where do they come from?

Most President's Scholars are from all throughout California, with a few joining us from other states and even from outside the continental United States. Their cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds vary widely. A diverse group, they not only achieve knowledge through our program, but through their interactions with one another as well.

What are they like?

The Honors College is made up of a diverse, fun, and dynamic group of outgoing and highly motivated individuals. President's Scholars are involved in a variety of campus activities including academic fraternities,  Richter Center, Camp Kesem, clubs, student government, Bulldog athletics, and the performing arts.

Why did they choose The Smittcamp Family Honors College?

Most President's Scholars graduated at or near the top of their high school classes. Their academic achievements and test scores allowed them to attend most any college of their choosing. But they chose Smittcamp. Why? In additions to some of the information, please click here for recent responses on "Why I Choose the Smittcamp Family Honors College

  • Scholarship award that includes in-state tuition and dorm stipend
  • Priority registration
  • Personal attention and advisement
  • Excellent faculty
  • Reputable Honors College
  • Innovative undergraduate research opportunities
  • Opportunity to learn with a small group of like-minded students
  • Close to home
  • Potential for life-long bonds of friendship and support
  • Strong student support system

The Council of President's Scholars

As the student leadership representatives for the Honors College, The Council of President's Scholars (COPS) is responsible for coordinating extracurricular activities and developing opportunities, and helping to develop meaningful community service opportunities.

Representation on the Honors Council

One President's Scholar from each class serves as a member of the Honors Council and has a voice in the operation of the Honors College.