Awards, Honors, & Fellowships

Holy Cross students have a long-standing history of extraordinary academic achievement. Through their election to distinguished national and disciplinary honors societies, their success in securing highly competitive grants and scholarships, and through various annual awards for specific academic accomplishments on campus, Holy Cross students are both celebrated and rewarded for their continued commitment to scholarship and excellence.


Every year, academically outstanding Holy Cross students are invited into a variety of national honors societies, including Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society for the Jesuit institutions of higher education; Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious national honor society of the liberal arts and sciences; and a number of disciplinary specific honor societies. Student accomplishment is honored on campus through a number of annual awards that recognized notable student writing as well as demonstrated academic prowess and stand-out performance in the discipline.

In addition, Holy Cross students have an exceptional record of receiving national and international grants, fellowships, scholarships, and awards. These highly selective awards have supported students during and after their time at Holy Cross in areas ranging from research and graduate studies to studying and teaching languages abroad. Awards have included the Truman Award, the Goldwater Scholarship, and a remarkable number of Fulbright teaching and research fellowships.

Office of Distinguished Fellowships and Graduate Studies

The Office of Distinguished Fellowships and Graduate Studies assists interested students in identifying  and pursuing opportunities that best suit their academic and vocational goals. 

Academic Awards

Honor Societies