The Lake Erie College Tower Honors Program | Painesville, OH

Join a community of high-achieving scholars on an innovative, empowering and personalized academic journey.

Named for the Bell Tower atop historic College Hall, the Tower Honors Program is the signature course of study for academically talented students. When students join the Tower Honors community, they become a part of Lake Erie’s long tradition of intellectual inquiry and scholarly excellence.

Your Journey to Personal and Professional Success

Built on the theme of Vistas and Ventures, the Tower Honors Program guides students as they navigate a path to personal and professional success. With an emphasis on self-reflection, communication effectiveness, integrative thinking and applied learning, students take rigorous classes, engage with their peers in discussion and research, participate in rewarding internships, and chart their course for a fulfilling career. This journey culminates in an Honors Capstone project that reflects their interests, major, and career goals.

So how will you reach the summit? Let’s begin the journey

What are the benefits of joining the Tower Honors Program?

  • Significant academic scholarship support. See below for more information.

  • Graduate with an Honors diploma and official Honors recognition on your Lake Erie College transcript

  • Priority registration

  • Priority housing selection

  • Tuition waiver for overloads and summer internships

  • Financial awards to support study abroad, internships, and travel t

    o conferences

  • Financial grants to support capstone research expenses

  • Special social events and guest lectures

  • Local cultural events tailored to Tower Honors student interests

  • Designated Tower Honors study and socializing space

  • Annual Tower Honors travel trip

The Honors Program at Lake Erie College provided me with an educational experience that was both unique and rewarding. As a member of the honors program, I had the privilege to take honors classes that challenged me and shaped me into a well-rounded learner. For me personally, the honors program went beyond academics by providing me with fun opportunities outside of the classroom that would give me lifelong friendships and memories. Joining the honors program is a great way to not only challenge yourself as a learner but also to become embedded in a community that encourages you to excel and thrive as a student.

Lila Kalina | Mathematics and Adolescent/Young Adult Education, Class of 2021

Available Scholarships

  • Lydia Sessions Honors Scholarship. Named for the first president of Lake Erie College, the Lydia Sessions Honors Scholarship in combination with other Lake Erie College scholarships and grants, including state grants, will cover full tuition and fees for up to four years. A maximum of seven awards will be granted annually.

  • Anna M. Edwards Honors Scholarship. Named for the second president of Lake Erie College, the Anna M. Edwards Honors Scholarship will cover $2,000 annually for four years.



Tower Honors Scholarship Competition Day

on Monday, February 19, 2024, high school honors students are invited to attend our

For More Information about the Honors Program at Lake Erie College...

Jennifer Swartz-Levine, Ph.D

Dean of the School of Arts, Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center

1 (440) 375-7456

Arts Education Humanities and Social Sciences

Royce Hall - 304