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Manchester University creates full-ride Honors Scholarship

Manchester University has added a full-ride Honors Scholarship that covers tuition, fees, room and board for up to four years. 

Admitted honors students who qualify as Dean’s and Presidential Scholars will be invited to apply for the scholarship. One Honors Scholarship is awarded, with five Trustee Scholarships awarded each year from among those who apply.

Trustee Scholarships are up to $24,000 per year for up to four years.

Recipients will be selected from among applicants who apply by Monday, Nov. 30. Interviews for the Honors Scholarship will be conducted in early December.  

Tim McKenna-Buchanan“The Honors Program at Manchester provides academically accomplished students with a collaborative community that enhances students’ learning, creativity and discovery. The Honors Scholarship will be awarded to a student who exemplifies leadership and is eager to join the Manchester community,” said Associate Professor Tim McKenna-Buchanan, program director. He can be contacted at or 260-982-5013.

Space in the Honors Program is limited, and the final deadline to apply is May 1. Those who apply after Nov. 30 will not be considered for the Honors or Trustees scholarships.

The Honors Program at Manchester is designed to provide unique learning opportunities that engage and challenge students who exhibit a high level of interest and initiative. Honors students demonstrate not only academic excellence in their majors, but also the ability to approach complex questions from a variety of perspectives.

Students convert courses for honors credit and work with faculty mentors on personalized academic projects. 

Manchester also recently launched a program to eliminate out-of-pocket tuition expenses for Indiana first-year students entering MU in the fall of 2021.The Indiana Tuition Bridge applies to all four years of their college career.

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., provides vibrant and transformative student experiences. Learn more at

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October 2020