W. A. Franke Honors College

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We seek. We connect. We create. We evolve. We celebrate.

These values are a promise to our students, and the way we follow through on that promise is by offering opportunities for them to explore—to embrace their curious natures and discover their passions through experiential learning, design, and innovation.

For highly motivated undergraduates, the Franke Honors College adds rich dimension to one of the world’s top research universities. A dynamic space for interdisciplinary thinking on campus, Franke Honors’ community values and graduation requirements prompt students to ask and answer bold questions about our ever-changing world. Franke Honors is a great example of the university’s mission, blending the benefits of interdisciplinary thinking and self-discovery. Ultimately, our mission is to empower each student to reveal and pursue their passion with a deeper sense of wonder and purpose.

By investing in the Franke Honors College, you invest in students with the promise and potential to contribute toward solving some of society’s timely and timeless problems.

There are a variety of 100% tax-deductible options available to donors, depending on your individual needs and wishes.

Learn more about establishing a scholarship or endowment by viewing our Scholarship Opportunities brochure.


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Franke Honors students are creatively intelligent innovators. Your investment in their education is an investment in retaining high-achieving students in our state, attracting country-wide talent and encouraging businesses to come to Arizona.

honors village

The Honors Village is a welcoming space and the hub for our diverse community, working to meet its needs and nurture scholars’ interests and success. Private support is making this new space come to life with investments in programming and other resources. 


Student Success

Give to the Honors General Scholarship Fund so students can count on support being there when they need it.

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Global Citizenship

Help us prepare our students to be effective global citizens by expanding access to educational travel that expose them to new cultures, languages, and environments through a gift to the Honors Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.

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Research and Innovation

Undergraduate research is a cornerstone of the Franke Honors experience. Help provide students the resources needed to bring forth solutions to current and future problems with a gift to the Honors Research Fund.

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