Honors Scholarships

Honors Scholarship Application

**Applications now CLOSED for Fall 2016 incoming students**

The Ashland University Academic Honors Program offers academically talented undergraduate students cross-disciplinary experiences, participation in an intellectual community devoted to discussion and dialogue, and special projects and courses that challenge the mind.  Although all students admitted to the Honors Program have exceptional standardized test scores and high school GPA’s, the Honors Program will recognize nine incoming freshmen who demonstrate exceptional potential by granting them a $1,500/year merit-based scholarship, renewable for four years. 


  • Member of the Honors Program
  • Active fulfillment of Honors Program curricular requirements including the Honors Capstone Project
  • Attendance at all Honors Program lectures
  • Participation in Honors Society programs
  • Service as ambassadors for the Honors Program by talking to prospective students at Admission events

Selection Process

Students applying to receive an Honors Program Scholarship will be selected based on the following guidelines:

  • Be an incoming freshman
  • Be a full-time student
  • Be accepted into the Honors Program
  • Demonstrate leadership within their high school experiences as reported on Honors application
  • Demonstrate community service as a high school student as reported on Honors application
  • Submit a typed response to the question below by Tuesday, March 1, 2016
  • Interview with the Honors Director or a faculty member on the Honors Advisory Committee by Thursday, March 10, 2016

Scholarship recipients will be notified by Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

Honors Program Scholarship Application

Your Honors Program application will be reviewed as part of the scholarship selection process.  Additionally, select one of the following options to apply for the scholarship:

  • Option 1: Write an essay of approximately 250 words in response to the following question: "Where do your passions lie?" Submit your essay in MS Word or PDF format.
  • Option 2: Creativity can be expressed in many ways. Submit a project that demonstrates your creativity in an area such as music, theatre, photography, visual arts, creative writing and literature, mathematics, science, history, dance or the like. Although not required, you may wish to include a brief paragraph providing background information about your project.

Submit your response via e-mail to honorsapps@ashland.edu with the subject line "Honors Scholarship response" and include your name and phone number in the email.

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Ashland University Financial Aid

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Have questions about the scholarship?
Just ask!

Christopher Swanson
Director, Academic Honors Program
Professor of Mathematics

800.882.1548 ext. 5264