Excellence and James S. Luckey
Scholarship Program

Students who have been granted admission to Houghton for fall 2014 are now being considered for the Excellence and James S. Luckey (ESJL) Scholarship Program.

Offered in honor of Houghton's first president and as a testimony to Houghton’s commitment to excellence, we offer financial awards to select students in a competitive scholarship process.

Scholarship Amounts

Full-tuition James S. Luckey Scholarship
$1,000-4,000 Excellence Scholarship

Scholarship Categories

Excellence Scholarships are awarded to students in the following categories:

Excellence in Service and Engagement
  • Global Engagement
  • Community Impact
Excellence in the Arts
  • Writing
  • Visual Arts
Excellence in Honors
  • East Meets West Honors
  • Science Honors

Scholarship Eligibility

James S. Luckey Scholarships

  • The full-tuition James S. Luckey Scholarship is awarded to four students - one in the Service and Engagement category, another in The Arts category, and one each in East Meets West Honors and Science Honors.

Excellence scholarships

  • $1,000 Excellence Scholarships are awarded to each student who is invited to and participates in the scholarship interview day on Monday, February 17, 2014 or who interviews for a Houghton Honors Program.
  • $4,000 Excellence Scholarships replace the $1,000 Excellence Scholarship and are awarded to select students in each scholarship category (Global Engagement, Community Impact, Visual Arts, Writing, Science Honors, East Meets West Honors).

How to Apply

Every student who interviews for East Meets West Honors or the Science Honors Program will automatically be considered for an Excellence Scholarship.  A separate scholarship application is not required.  Learn more about Houghton Honors Programs.

Students who wish to be considered for an Excellence Scholarship in the Service and Engagement or Arts categories must meet certain criteria and complete a separate application.  Learn more.


Contact the Office of Admission at 800.777.2556 or admission@houghton.edu.

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