Your completed Honors application will be reviewed by the Honors Director after you have been accepted to Ashland University. There is no application deadline and decisions for admission to the Honors Program are made on a rolling basis. Current high school students wishing to apply for an Honors Program Scholarship may review the selection criteria and application at Honors Program Scholarships.

In addition to this application, you must complete an essay to be considered for the Honors Program.

Write an essay of at most 500 words (approximately two double-spaced pages) on one of the following topics:

  • Reflect on the following quote by Mahatma Gandhi: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
  • Describe a book or movie that has significantly influenced your life.
  • Choose an issue of local, national or international concern and describe its importance to you. What are the challenges it raises, problems to be addressed and hopeful outcomes?

E-mail the essay to:
Subject Line:
Honors Application Essay
Include: Your name and phone in the e-mail body. The essay should be an attachment in MS Word or PDF format.


List extra-curricular activities including significant leadership experiences during the last two years. For the leadership experiences, describe how your leadership impacted the organization
List all significant involvement in community and other service projects during the last two years
Please list any honors and awards (academic or other)
If accepted to the Honors Program, do you wish to live in Honors housing?


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