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 invite a real person (living or historical) and a fictional character to a dinner party, who would you invite and why?
  • Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution. (2018-2019 Common Application Prompt)
  • If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? Would there be any drawbacks to having this superpower?

Email essay to:
Subject Line: Honors Application Essay
Include your name at the top of the essay and 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?