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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.

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. Program benefits include a scholarship valued at up to $2,000 and renewable for four years.

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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.The following essay prompt (recommended length 50-200 words) will be used to apply to both OHP and Copeland Scholars.

Students in the OHIO Honors Program and choose from classes and experiences across three pathways: community engagement, research and creative activity, and leadership. Students in OHP can move among the three pathways as their interests evolve and they develop their goals. What pathway is most exciting to you right now, and why? 

Select 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

Law, Justice and Culture Early Assurance Program

The Law, Justice and Culture Early Assurance Program allows students to complete a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in an accelerated timeline. Participants earn conditional admission to the master's program as incoming undergraduate freshmen.

Learn more about the Law, Justice and Culture EAP

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

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 asked to complete the OHIO Honors and Scholars supplemental application.The following essay prompt (recommended length 50-200 words) will be used to apply to both OHP and Scripps Innovation Scholars.

Students in the OHIO Honors Program and choose from classes and experiences across three pathways: community engagement, research and creative activity, and leadership. Students in OHP can move among the three pathways as their interests evolve and they develop their goals. What pathway is most exciting to you right now, and why? 

Select 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)

What qualities are most important when practicing leadership? How have you tried to model these qualities when working with others? What opportunities are you interested in seeking out to develop new qualities of leadership? (Limit 250 words)

Select 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 of Multicultural Success 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(s), based on the programs for which they are eligible.

Appalachian Scholars Program 

Please share information about a meaningful community engagement experience you’ve had within Appalachia. What motivated you to get involved? What did you do? How did the experience impact you? (350-500 words)

Rankin Scholars Program

Please describe your understanding of your Native heritage and share how it has (or has not) shaped your identity, perspective, or goals. (350-500 words)

Templeton Scholars Program

Please describe your understanding, involvement, leadership, and/or advocacy regarding diversity, inclusion, and traditionally marginalized populations, which may include, but is not limited to, people marginalized in terms of race, ethnicity, and gender. (350-500 words)

Urban Scholars Program

Please share information about a meaningful community engagement experience you’ve had within your own or another urban community. What motivated you to get involved? What did you do? How did the experience impact you? (350-500 words)

Select 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. Program benefits include a scholarship valued at up to $3,000 and renewable for four years.

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 (suggested length: 250-350 words).

Describe an instance where you have started, created, built, impacted, changed, or have otherwise created value where there was none. This could include, but is not limited to, entrepreneurial efforts; problem solving; fulfilling a unmet need; or making and selling products, services, or ideas. If you have photos or links to share, please do!

Select 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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