The Ohio State University at Newark

Ohio State Newark Honors Program

What is the Honors Program?

The Honors program at The Ohio State University at Newark promotes the intellectual and personal development of high-ability undergraduate students both inside and outside the classroom. We provide opportunities for students to enrich their learning by developing global awareness, pursuing original inquiry (research), developing leadership skills, and engaging in service to the community.

Honors students take Honors courses, receive special consideration for the campus' education abroad scholarships and LeFevre Fellowship program, and have access to a lounge for socializing and studying. Students are not required to live on campus in order to participate. Applications for autumn 2021 incoming students are due April 15, 2021. (Additional applications will be reviewed after that date if seats remain). The application asks for information on activities and achievements and a short essay in response to the question: In no more than 400 words, describe what fictional character you most relate to, and why? You may select a character from animation, art, film, literature, television, theater or any other medium.

Current students with strong academic records should contact Honors Director Virginia Cope for information and application information (

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  • Acceptance into LeFevre Fellows program, accompanied by a $750 per semester fellowship
  • Education Abroad scholarship for up to $1500 for students who, at the end of their first year, meet Honors requirements; the scholarship can be used in the second year toward any Ohio State-approved education abroad program
  • Participation in Honors classes with opportunities for in-depth study and engagement
  • Priority course scheduling
  • Opportunity to graduate “with Honors” or “with Honors Research Distinction”
  • Opportunity to pursue original research and write an Honors thesis under the guidance of a faculty member
  • Free printing in the Honors lounge
  • Invitations to special outings through the Laurel Collegiate Society, the social club for high-achieving students
  • Access to opportunities such as scholarships and courses through the University Honors Program

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