Yes, all Honors students are eligible for merit scholarships from AU. The merit awards that Honors students receive- such as AU grants, Deans scholarships, or AU presidential scholarships- vary by student and are on top of need-based aid.
Early Decision students will receive their financial aid package with admission to AU (before receiving a decision about admission to Honors).
All students receiving merit scholarships remain eligible for need-based aid. To apply for need-based aid, see the Financial Aid website.
To support students in their research, Honors offers funding on an application basis. These funds help support students presenting at conferences and/or to make their research more robust. Refer to this link to download the current applications: Capstone and Conference Funding
The first-year Honors living-learning community is an extension of the Honors classroom. In their first year, students live together in Anderson Hall. All first-year students at AU are housed on South Campus, so Honors students get the full first-year experience.
As a member of the Honors community, you'll be supported by Honors Program Associates (PA) who live on your floor and attend your Honors classes, as well as a Resident Assistant (RA). Your RAs and PAs provide the living-learning communities with special programming such as outdoor outings, study sessions, and game board nights. Participation in a living-learning community is a great way for Honors students to connect with ambitious and studious individuals dedicated to academics and a rich social life. Placement is through AU's Housing & Residence Life.
For more information on AU's Residential Education Program and housing application instructions, visit Housing & Residence Life.