Take your university experience to another level through OWU's Honors Program or one of several scholars programs, such as Global Scholars, Economics Management Fellows, or Education Fellows.

Through these competitive programs, you can create independent research projects with faculty mentors, take special classes that explore topics deeply, receive scholarship funds, travel, and graduate with recognitions, experiences, and connections that will give you an edge in the marketplace or graduate school.

Honors Program

For students who qualify, the Leland F. and Helen Schubert Honors Program offers honors seminars and tutorials, rigorous honors courses, and mentored Independent research and creative projects. Students also have the opportunity to live in the Gillespie Honors House. 

Incoming first-year students who receive one of our top academic scholarships at the time of their admission to OWU will be invited to apply to the Honors program. Any current OWU student with a GPA of 3.5 or higher who wants to join the Honors Program should express their interest by emailing Dr. Mark Allison at maalliso@owu.edu to receive the application to join.

Schubert Honors Program

Accounting & Finance Fellows

This unique opportunity for students interested in pursuing a future in the accounting and finance professions includes internships and faculty-led trips to apply classroom knowledge to real-world experience. To apply to the program, students must have at least sophomore standing with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and qualifying grades in accounting and economics classes. Faculty also nominate students to become Accounting & Finance Fellows.

Accounting & Finance Fellows Program

Business Scholars

The Corns Business & Entrepreneurial Scholars Program encourages and nurtures the business and entrepreneurial ambitions of Ohio Wesleyan juniors and seniors. The program combines special courses, internships, interactions with business leaders, a $5,000 scholarship, and more. Students from any major with a GPA of at least 2.75 may apply at the end of their second year.

Corns Business & Entrepreneurial Scholars Program

Woltemade Economics and Business Fellows Program

This competitive program (formerly the Economics Management Fellows Program) selects 15-20 first-year students interested in economics, business administration, management (marketing and finance), accounting, or international business. Fellows receive special scheduling and advising, student mentors, a $250 scholarship (dependent on grades), and a fully paid trip to a major U.S. city where they will visit companies and meet with distinguished alumni and professionals in business and government.

Woltemade Economics and Business Fellows Program

Education Fellows

First-year students selected as Education Fellows receive an OWU scholarship, mentoring, and an invitation to participate in forums and career-related events. This unique program is open to exceptional first–year students who state in their OWU application that they want to teach at the preschool, elementary, middle or high school level.

Education Fellows Program

Entrepreneurial Scholars

In the two-year Latham Entrepreneurial Scholars Program, juniors and seniors develop as entrepreneurial thinkers. Students participate in seminars, hands-on entrepreneurial ventures, and internships.

Bishop Ventures Program

Global Scholars

Each year, the Palmer Global Scholars Program admits a select number of high-achieving first-year students who are passionate about global issues. For this competitive program we seek students who are eager to immerse themselves in interdisciplinary coursework and embrace international perspectives, regardless of their chosen academic majors. Global Scholars receive a $4,000 stipend to fund a semester abroad, and students who successfully complete all of the requirements of the Global Studies Institute graduate with a Global Studies Institute certificate.

Palmer Global Scholars Program

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