As part of the Honors Program, an Honors Competition is held at the end of each semester where students present their Honors Projects to members of the College Community as well as a panel of judges. The judges, who include faculty and administrators from across the College, select the first, second, and third place winners. The first place winner receives $150, the second place winner receives $100, and the third place winner receives $50. All three winners have the opportunity to receive financial support to present at the next Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference. The first place winner receives financial support to present at the next National Collegiate Honors Council conference. Other benefits for students participating in the Madison College Honors Program include the opportunity to work closely with an Honors Supervising Faculty Member on an Honors Project, having their Honors Project listed on their transcript, receiving strong letters of recommendation from their Honors Supervising Faculty Members, increased competitiveness for scholarships and awards, receiving a graduation medallion for completion of 4 _ 6 Honors Credits, special recognition in the written Madison College Graduation Program, and increased competitiveness when transferring to 4-year colleges and universities or when entering the job market.