Henry Ford II Honors Program

The Henry Ford II Honors Program offers a challenging and demanding academic program in which students and faculty form a learning community. Students are expected to excel academically as they develop their skills in composition, speech, independent research, and critical thinking. Henry Ford II Honors Program faculty members challenge students to explore their intellectual interests and potentials. Students also work closely with assigned faculty mentors to gain admission to four-year transfer institutions of their choice, and identify and apply for transfer scholarships.

An Outstanding Student Experience

The Henry Ford II Honors Program at HFC offers students a structured program consisting of core courses and requirements in humanities, English composition, science, math, and foreign language. In addition, the program is designed to teach students to think critically and conduct research through various methods, including the use of libraries, computer databases and the Internet.

In their second year, students work one-on-one with highly motivated Honors faculty members in the unique setting of Honors Directed Studies. In Directed Studies, students research subjects in depth under the supervision of Henry Ford II Honors Program instructors. Students are encouraged to work on projects that can be presented or published. Those in the performing or creative arts are encouraged to work on projects that can be exhibited, performed, or broadcast. Second-year students also enroll in the capstone course, “Great Works”.

Transfer to Four-Year Universities

Graduates of the Henry Ford II Honors Program have gone on to major institutions of higher learning including:

  • College for Creative Studies
  • Connecticut College
  • Drexel University (Philadelphia)
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Ferris State University School of Pharmacy
  • Indiana University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Michigan State University
  • New York University
  • Texas A & M
  • The State University of New York
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • University of Michigan - Dearborn
  • University of Southern California
  • Wayne State University
  • Western Michigan University
  • and many more!

New transfer program! The Transfer Bridges to the Humanities @ University of Michigan program was established in 2018 specifically for Liberal Arts and Humanities majors to transfer to U-M Ann Arbor's College of Literature, Science and the Arts, including U-M's Honors Program.

The success is not limited to the undergraduate level. Henry Ford II Honors graduates have gained admission to their top-choice schools of law, medicine, veterinary medicine, business, and various other graduate schools.

Receive a Transfer Scholarship

Many of our graduates are the recipients of prestigious transfer scholarships, including:

  • Presidential Scholarship at Wayne State University
  • Phi Theta Kappa/Community College Transfer Scholarship at the University of Michigan
  • Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship
  • Michigan Grant at the University of Michigan
  • Regents Scholarship at Eastern Michigan
  • Jesuit Founders’ Scholarship at the University of Detroit Mercy
  • Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship at the University of Michigan, University of Detroit Mercy

Admission Requirements

Applicants should have a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average in high school and/or an ACT score of 26 or higher. Currently enrolled HFC students must have completed 12 or more hours in 100-level or higher courses as a full-time student or have completed 15 cumulative hours in 100-level or higher courses as a part-time student before application. Applicants are encouraged to apply early in their senior year in high school because applications are considered year-round. The program is open to part-time and full-time students.

Applicants must submit an Honors Program application form along with their high school transcript and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor. High school applicants must also submit a general college application form and a high school transcript to the HFC Admissions Office.

Open and print a PDF of the Honors Program Application for non-HFC students.

Open and print a PDF of the Honors Program Application for current HFC students.


A limited number of scholarships covering tuition and based solely on merit are available to qualified students. Successful applicants to the program are automatically considered for scholarships.


For more information contact:

Michael Daher, Ph.D., Director, Henry Ford II Honors Program
5101 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
Telephone: (313) 845-6460
Email: mdaher@hfcc.edu


Laura Yeakel, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Henry Ford II Honors Program
Telephone: (313) 845-6460
Email: lyeakel@hfcc.edu