Honore Students


  • On-campus housing & meal plan assistance
  • All required textbooks for courses of study
  • Laptop computer pre-loaded with MS Office, support software, etc.
  • Monthly spending allowance (to discourage outside employment)
  • Academic & Psycho-social monitoring and support
  • Co-curriculum activities (Field trips, service projects, speakers bureau)

[NOTE: Students agree that all resources provided beyond their Pell Grant assistance shall be considered forgivable loans until they graduate from SUNO and complete two years of classroom teaching in a New Orleans public school.]


  • ACT composite between 14-19, minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Nomination letter from the high school principal or college counselor
  • Recommendation from a high school teacher
  • Recommendation from someone outside school who knows the candidate in another capacity (coach, minister, employer, etc)
  • Candidate’s essay about himself, minimum 300 words/maximum 500 words
  • Pell Grant eligible (family income @ poverty level guidelines)
  • Successful interview with Honore Center selection committee

[NOTE: Although the program takes place at SUNO, candidates for the Honore Center program must apply for and be accepted for admission to Southern University at Shreveport, to be found online at:]

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