The Williams Honors College

BE INSPIRED by your professors and by your high-achieving classmates, who come from a variety of backgrounds and possess broad academic interests and achievements, inside the special intellectual community that is UA's Williams Honors College.

Begin applying for Fall 2022

Priority Application deadline and presitigous scholarship consideration is January 4, 2022

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Benefits for UA Honors students

Just a few of the many benefits to being in the Williams Honors College:

  • Live in the Honors Complex with private bathrooms
  • Sense of community eases transition into college
  • Academic advantages like priority scheduling
  • Honors Merit Scholarships of $1,000 and $1,500
  • Unique opportunities like study abroad and honors seminars

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Honors events

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WHC 2021 Awards of Distinction

Given yearly to the top ten spring graduates, based on academic performance, campus involvement and community engagement.

  • Walid A. Abuhashim (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Kevin A. Feezel (Political Science)
  • Emma Griffith (Psychology)
  • Christopher J. Ha (Psychology)*
  • Emma L. Harmon (Chemistry)
  • Emily N. Janikowski (Social Work)
  • Haley R. McElroy (Political Science)
  • Jade G. Reese (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Jason M. Render Jr. (Political Science)
  • Brandon A. Tyson (Music Education)

*Christopher J. Ha also received the 2021 Hunter Award for extraordinary leadership, commitment and involvement in organizations and activities that serve and improve the lives of humankind.


Cover of the Williams Honors College booklet showing the outside of the building where honors students can live. We've created this booklet to describe the special opportunities available to UA honors students, including academic capstone work, scholarships, research, study abroad, leadership development and more.

CCP Honors Academy

The College Credit Plus Honors Academy is for high school juniors and seniors to get an even bigger head start to their college careers.

The College Credit Plus program was created by the Ohio Legislature to allow students in grades 7-12 to enroll in a college or university to earn both college credit and credit for their classes, tuition free.

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