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. Please consult the Admission Guidelines before applying.  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:

  • If you could have dinner with an historical figure, who would it be and why? What are three questions you would ask the person and why?
  • Describe a book or movie that has significantly influenced your life.
  • "To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest." -Mahatma Gandhi. Describe an encounter you had in which you felt challenged to live your belief in something, how you responded to this encounter and if you have any regrets in how you responded. 

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?