The Honors Book Awards are $100 in Bookstore Gift Certificates. We award up to three of these "Book Awards" for each Honors class, depending upon enrollment. The award recipients are selected by the course instructor.
The Honors Tuition Awards are cash awards of $1000 given at our annual Spring Convocation. We present up to three of these awards each year, depending upon Honors enrollment. To be eligible for this award, a student must take at least two Honors courses in the current academic year, maintain a high overall GPA, participate in extracurricular activities (e.g. Buckeye Scholars), and write a short essay about their experience in the Honors Program.
An H is placed along with the course number on the student's transcript to designate successful completion of an Honors course.
Freshman are eligible for membership in the honorary societies Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma, both with active chapters at OSU in Columbus. Outstanding students are eligible to receive additional awards, such as the John T. Mount Award, or theJohn W. Hevener Award, given to outstanding seniors finishing their degrees at OSU Columbus and Ohio State Lima respectively.
Students meeting special qualifications may receive special recognition at graduation; the designations "with Honors in __" or "with Distinction in __" may be earned with a degree. Additionally, designations of Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude, are for students graduating at the top of their classes.