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Copeland Scholars Honors Program (CSHP)

Copeland Scholars Honors Program (CSHP) is an OHP-Designated Program and is built on the college’s foundation of excellence. Our mission is to provide high-achieving students a unique, personalized learning experience. 

Copeland Scholars students complete program with a cohort of peers and develop their potential in a team environment. By working in teams, you’ll emulate an industry approach to solving real business problems, anticipating trends, and devising best practices.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Alumni shadowing and internships
  • Experiential learning opportunities
  • Honors designation on transcripts and diplomas
  • Honors housing
  • On-site visits to companies from many industries
  • Priority registration
  • Specialized events, meetings, and seminars

You will learn in and out of the classroom, be challenged, and grow to your true potential with peers providing support and friendship.

Program Features

Traditional academic programs tend to focus on theory. We’re different. We provide a unique, hands-on approach that models what you’ll find in the real world. Our curriculum combines advanced technical knowledge and analytical skills, and applying them to current industry trends.

The Copeland Scholars Honors Program is structured upon five key pillars (E.L.I.T.E.) that define and support all activity:

  • E : Experiential Learning
  • L : Leadership Skills
  • I  :  Impacting Community
  • T : Team Building
  • E : Excellent Communication


Academic Requirements

  • 14 Honors experiences by graduation
  • Business honors learning community
  • Internship and mentoring program
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and minimum of 15 hours per semester
  • Two Monday night meetings per month

Extracurricular Activities

  • Community service activities through your four years
  • Major-based committees
  • Mentoring program
  • Personal development workshops
  • Social events


In order to be qualified for the Copeland Scholars Honors Program, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Academic excellence in your high school performance
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.5
  • Well-rounded academic and extracurricular activities

Application Process

To be considered for Copeland Scholars, students must opt in to consideration for honors and scholars opportunities when they submit the Common Application. Eligible selected students will be asked to complete a separate supplemental application after they have applied to the University. If you've already submitted your application for admission but did not opt in for honors and scholars consideration, email to request consideration for honors and scholars opportunities.

Apply (Common Application)


Dr. Shea Burden, Director of Copeland Scholars Honors Program

For more information about the Copeland Scholars Honors Program, contact Dr. Shea Burden at

To follow the Copeland Scholars Honors Program on social media, visit our pages on Facebook, Instagram. and LinkedIn.

Are you a Copeland Scholars or College of Business Honors alumni? If so we would love to connect with you! For more information on alumni activities, events and opportunities to be involved, please send an email to




Job Placements

Our graduates have earned positions at the following companies:

  • Anaheim Ducks
  • Columbus Crew
  • Dallas Cowboys/Legends
  • Dell EMC
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • EY
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM
  • JP Morgan
  • KPMG
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft
  • Nasdaq
  • PNC
  • PwC
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Whirlpool