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OHP-Designated Programs

In addition to experiencing the challenging coursework and opportunities to apply their education outside of the classroom through the OHIO Honors Program (OHP), participants also have the opportunity to be considered for a variety of OHP-designated programs.

To apply for OHP-designated programs, applicants should complete OHIO’s application for admission.(opens in a new window) Undergraduate Admissions will notify qualified applicants of their next steps. Most successful candidates submit ALL of the following:

  1. The Common Application activities section
  2. One essay (either a Common Application essay prompt, OHIO’s essay prompt, or the essays for the Honors Tutorial College academic programs)
  3. At least one letter of recommendation

OHP-designated programs:

Copeland Scholars 

Copeland Scholars is a cohort-based program in which students work both independently and collaboratively to develop personal and professional skills. The College of Business prides itself on offering experiential learning opportunities such as the Business Cluster, where students are challenged not only to learn, but also to apply their education to relevant issues in the world of business.

Learn more about Copeland Scholars

Applying to the Copeland Scholars Program:

After completing the application for admission to OHIO, eligible students will be asked to complete the OHIO Honors and Scholars supplemental application and respond to the following essay prompt:

Identify and describe two significant issues in business today. As a part of the Copeland Scholars cohort, how will you contribute to addressing these issues? (Limit 500 words)

Selected students will be invited to participate in a virtual interview. Students will be notified of their status during the spring semester.

Connavino Honors Program

The Connavino Honors Program is a research-based honors experience designed specifically for Patton College of Education teacher education students. Students complete a rigorous, inquiry-based series of courses, which will both supplement and augment their regular requirements. Honors students participate in a collaborative research project that addresses a significant pedagogical issue. This research-intensive program provides students with opportunities for leadership, professional conference presentations, professional development, intensive classroom experience in Professional Development Schools, and a close rapport with a core group of faculty.

Learn more about the Connavino Honors Program

Applying to the Connavino Honors Program:

After completing the application for admission to OHIO, eligible students will be asked to complete the OHIO Honors and Scholars supplemental application and respond to the following essay prompt:

Please discuss how you think participating in the Connavino Honors Program, particularly considering its emphasis on research, will benefit you as a future teacher. (Limit 500 words)

Selected students will be invited to participate in a virtual interview. Students will be notified of their status during the spring semester.

MacKenzie King Honors Program

The MacKenzie King Honors Program is a research-based honors experience designed specifically for students in The Patton College of Education with majors in the departments of Human and Consumer Sciences and Recreation and Sports Pedagogy. Students complete a rigorous, inquiry-based series of courses, which will both supplement and augment their regular requirements. Honors students participate in a collaborative research project that addresses a significant pedagogical issue. This research-intensive program provides students with opportunities for leadership, professional conference presentations, professional development, intensive classroom experience in Professional Development Schools, and a close rapport with a core group of faculty.

Learn more about the MacKenzie King Honors Program

Applying to the MacKenzie King Honors Program:

After completing the application for admission to OHIO, eligible students will be asked to complete the OHIO Honors and Scholars supplemental application and respond to the following essay prompt:

Please discuss how you think participating in the MacKenzie King Honors Program, particularly considering its strong emphasis on research, will benefit you as a future professional in your field. (Limit 500 words)

Selected students will be invited to participate in a virtual interview. Students will be notified of their status during the spring semester.

Scripps Innovation Scholars

The Scripps Innovation Scholars program gives bold, curious problem-solvers in the Scripps College of Communication the chance to unleash their innovative spirit and make a positive change on the world. Program benefits include a $1,500 scholarship that is renewable for four years and a $1,000 stipend for enrichment activities throughout the four-year experience.

Learn more about Scripps Innovation Scholars

Applying to the Scripps Innovation Scholars Program:

After completing the application for admission to OHIO, eligible students will be invited to participate in a virtual interview. Students will be notified of their status during the spring semester.

Cutler Scholars Program

The Cutler Scholars Program is a merit scholarship program for intellectually and civically engaged students in specific academic disciplines or from specific geographic regions. In addition to generous funding beginning at $23,000 annually, Cutler Scholars receive individualized mentoring, stipends to support four enrichment experiences, and other benefits to help them explore how they could make a positive impact in their communities.

Learn more about the Cutler Scholars Program

Applying to the Cutler Scholars Program:

After completing the application for admission to OHIO, eligible students will be asked to complete the OHIO Honors and Scholars supplemental application and respond to the following essay prompts:

Reflect on a service activity or other efforts you’ve undertaken to contribute to your community or communities. Your actions might involve individual service, a group project, or substantial activities to support your family, such as employment or caring for a sick relative. What did you learn about yourself and your community? What did you learn about how society functions more generally? (Limit 250 words)

Describe a leader whom you have admired. What do you find admirable about their leadership or how they approached their leadership? What, if anything, could they have done differently to be a better leader? (Limit 250 words)

Selected students will be invited to participate in a virtual interview. Students will be notified of their status during the spring semester.

OMSAR Programs

The Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention (OMSAR) is home to the Templeton, Rankin, Urban, and Appalachian scholars programs for students from historically underrepresented or excluded backgrounds. They form a collaborative community that enriches their academic experience at OHIO. These programs include generous scholarships valued from $12,500 annually up to a full ride (tuition, double room occupancy, and a Traditional 20 meal plan) and academic and social programming.

Learn more about OMSAR Programs

Applying to OMSAR scholars programs:

After completing the application for admission to OHIO, eligible students will be asked to complete the OHIO Honors and Scholars supplemental application and respond to the following essay prompt:

Reflect on your experience as a member of an underrepresented group or community. How has your experience in that group or community impacted your identity, shaped your perspective, influenced the way you approach education, or shaped what you have interest in studying at OHIO? What do you hope to gain from your participation in one of the OMSAR programs, should you be selected? (Limit 500 words)

Selected students will be invited to participate in a virtual interview. Students will be notified of their status during the spring semester.

The Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship OHIO Honors Program track is designed for students across the University who are interested in pursuing entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is a mindset. It can mean starting companies and businesses, but it can also mean innovating and solving problems for yourself, an established organization, or society as a whole. The Center for Entrepreneurship is interested in applicants who want to do stuff and – in ways small or big, now or later – attempt to make an impact. Students who complete the entrepreneurship track of the OHIO Honors Program will earn either the entrepreneurship certificate or major degree.

Learn more about the Center for Entrepreneurship

Applying to the Center for Entrepreneurship OHP track:

After completing the application for admission to OHIO, eligible students will be asked to complete the OHIO Honors and Scholars supplemental application and respond to the following essay prompt:

Describe how you have applied entrepreneurial thinking in your life and how you’d like to be entrepreneurial at Ohio University and beyond. You can describe an occasion when you successfully brought an idea to life. You can also describe an occasion when you tried to bring an idea to life but came up short – adding what you learned from the experience and how you might apply those lessons to your entrepreneurial efforts in the future. (Limit 500 words)

Selected students will be invited to participate in a virtual interview. Students will be notified of their status during the spring semester.

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