Honors College students

In developing their natural gifts and talents, UA honors students also are encouraged to cultivate their leadership skills.

This may be as subtle as active participation in classroom and group projects, or more visible roles, such as participation in Emerging Leaders or Phi Delta Epsilon. 

As an Honors College student, you have access to an academic adviser and would be encouraged to participate in a peer mentoring program. You'll also be notified of study abroad and service opportunities.

Our students are nationally competitive, and our achievements are recognized by graduate fellowships and awards like the Fulbright scholarship or the Ben Auburn Cultural Criticism Award.

Honors students


Each honors student is assigned an Honors Faculty Advisor, who is a faculty member specializing in the honors student's major field of study.

See the list of advisors.

Pre-Professional Health Advising

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Peer Mentoring

Join the peer mentoring program at any point in your academic career. As an incoming first-year student, you can pair up with a student in your major to get ideas, answers, and support. Current Honors College students can become a mentor for new students.

In your last two years, you can connect with a graduate of the Honors College to form a more professional mentorship as you begin your job search.

Learn more about peer mentoring programs.


Study Abroad

International experience and global awareness enhance your academic background and your worldview. Studying abroad is an excellent way to develop academic and professional skills that will enable you to gain a competitive edge in today's job market.

Service Opportunities

Service opportunities allow you to give back to the community while gaining valuable experience in (or out of) your field.

Akron Roundtable Luncheon

Dean Ransom is offering the opportunity for two Honors College students to accompany her to a luncheon meeting of the Akron Roundtable. The Akron Roundtable features renowned speakers on a variety of topics, and is held the third Thursday of every month at Quaker Station behind Quaker Square Residence Hall.  The first two Honors College students to contact Dean Ransom will be selected.

Fellowships and Awards

Do you dream of earning a Fulbright Grant? Or a summer research scholarship? How about a cultural criticism award? 

As a student in the Honors College, you will be encouraged to apply for exceptional grants and scholarships that allow you to advance your research or study at prestigious universities both at home and abroad. Here are just some of the awards you can apply for as an Honors College student.

  • Fulbright Grant
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
  • James Madison Fellowship
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship
  • Ben Auburn Cultural Criticism Award
  • Summa Summer Research Fellowship Program
  • Marshall Scholarships
  • Boren Award
  • Harry S. Truman Scholarships
  • Rhodes Scholar
  • Rotary Scholarship