What does it mean to be a Hudson Valley HonorScholar?
Faculty mentors committed to your success.
Small classes.
A challenging academic environment.

Honor Scholar

Cap and DiplomaWho is eligible to become an HonorScholar? Those interested in joining the HonorScholar community at Hudson Valley must meet academic entry requirements in the Liberal Arts and Science - Humanities and Social Science program or the Liberal Arts and Science - Mathematics and Science program (minimum cumulative high school average of 90 and a minimum overall score of 1100 on the math and critical reading portion of the SAT).

HonorScholars are part of a diverse and accomplished peer group at one of the most respected community colleges in the State University of New York (SUNY) system.

What is the HonorScholar teaching methodology? The seminar-style teaching method developed by faculty focuses on small classes, hybrid learning and interactive dialogue. Our goal is to nurture critical thinking and to challenge HonorScholars to grow intellectually.

Instructors for the program are carefully chosen for the program from among Hudson Valley faculty. Several current Honors faculty members are recipients of the prestigious SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Faculty members aren’t just teachers. They become mentors.

Where can I transfer? When you complete the Honors program, you will be prepared to transfer successfully to top-level four-year colleges and universities. Recent Liberal Arts graduates have transferred to the University at Albany, Bennington College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


  • Two years of academic challenge, creativity and critical thinking
  • Full and partial scholarships
  • Enhanced transfer opportunities
  • Cultural experiences and social activities with Honors faculty and students

Hudson Valley Community College Home pageFor more information regarding these programs, please contact:

Brian S. Vlieg
Liberal Arts and Science - Humanities and Social Science Department Chair
Brahan Hall, Room 034
(518) 629-8135

Susan L. Kutryb
Liberal Arts and Science - Mathematics and Science Department Chair
Bulmer Telecommuncations Center, Room 230
(518) 629-7358