Hannah Thomas, a graduate of Ottawa High School, is one of 35 students who have been named to the 2013 fall Honors College freshman class at Pittsburg State University.

“We are pleased and excited about the 2013 Honors College freshman class,” Dr. Craig Fuchs, director of the Honors College, said. “These outstanding young women and men are exceptional not just because of their considerable academic achievements, but also because of their character. We are eager to welcome them to the campus and into the Pittsburg State University family.”

The PSU Honors College was established to attract and retain high-achieving students to the campus and to provide them with an educationally enriched university experience. Application to the Honors College is open to incoming freshmen with an ACT composite score of 28 or higher.

They must have completed a pre-college curriculum and have a high-school GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Students selected for the Honors College are eligible to receive scholarship assistance ranging from $2,200 a year for Crimson and Gold members to $9,500 a year for the Presidential Award. Presidential and University Award recipients are also eligible to receive a one-time, $2,000 study-abroad stipend.