The Grindle Honors Institute

 Due to current COVID-19 precautions, the Honors Center has reduced in-person visitation hours. Hours are:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday: Closed

Welcome to The Grindle Honors Institute. We offer an enriched educational experience for high-achieving students who want to engage in honors activities at Seminole State College of Florida.

The Honors Institute aims to help students accomplish these goals by:

  • Providing an advanced curriculum for qualified students.
  • Providing access to cultural events and opportunities that will enhance students' learning and understanding.
  • Encouraging students to volunteer their time and talents to the College as well as the community.
  • Providing scholarship opportunities to qualified students.
  • Advising students about their major, Seminole State's curricula and their options for transferring to a four-year institution.
  • Cultivating students' academic curiosity, creativity and willingness to embrace challenges and uncertainty.

Start College with Honors

Enrich your educational experience in the Honors Institute.

Program Benefits

  • Challenging curriculum
  • Scholarships
  • Academic travel opportunities
  • Priority scheduling
  • Transfer assistance

Honors Programs

Learn to Build a Catapult

Honors History Meets Science
Honors students work with catapults in History Meets Science

History Meets Science combines Medieval and Renaissance history with scientific evidence and labs to understand these times periods. Students can explore feudalism by building a castle and a catapult, or they can better understand the Hundred Years' War by firing a replica long bow. Arts students nervous about scientific study and STEM students nervous about writing in the arts can find some common ground over Viking engineering, Gothic cathedrals, and Da Vinci's genius with two professors for the price of one!

Honors Institute News

Megan Anderson smiles at the camera. Her hair is up and she is wearing a light colored button up
Seminole State College of Florida student Megan Anderson’s passion for her community is being recognized. Anderson was among the 290 students across the nation to be selected as a 2020 Newman Civic Fellow.
Alys Averette working in a NASA lab wearing a white lab coat and holding a bottle full of liquid.
Two Grindle Honors Institute students have had exceptional success as they begin their journey into their respective STEM fields. Emily Gearhart and Alys Averette both pursued their love of science to great success this year.
An image of Seminole State College Alum Isa Adney.
Jack Kent Cooke Scholar Isa Adney is a published author whose stories inspire readers to keep moving toward their dreams.
Seminole State College's Alumna Juliana Rodriguez Bohorquez
After earning the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke transfer scholarship in 2015, Juliana Rodriguez Bohorquez is now working her way through Howard University medical school towards her dream.
Daniel Leon Davis, standing beside a white and red pole in a white basement room, is a champion for social change.
In the middle of one of the most hotly contested social movements in recent history, you’ll find Daniel Leon-Davis, co-founder and partner of The Soze Agency, which works to shift the narrative that creates positive culture and drives change forward.


The Honors Institute
L-230, Sanford/Lake Mary Campus

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