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A TRADITION OF COMMUNITY

The Williams Honors College

BE INSPIRED by your professors and by your high-achieving classmates, who come from a variety of backgrounds and possess broad academic interests and achievements, inside the special intellectual community that is UA's Williams Honors College.

Apply for Fall 2024

February 1, 2024Priority application deadline and presitigous scholarship consideration

May 1, 2024 — Regular application deadline and scholarship consideration

Steps to apply

June 1, 2024 — Deadline to log into your portal account to accept your seat.

College Credit Plus Honors Academy

The College Credit Plus (CCP) Honors Academy is for high school juniors and seniors to get an even bigger head start to college.

The CCP program was created by the Ohio Legislature to allow students in grades 7-12 to enroll in a college or university to earn both college credit and credit for their classes, tuition free.

Learn more about the CCP Honors Academy

2023 Awards

Hunter Award

Presented to a graduating senior in the Williams Honors College who shows  extraordinary leadership, commitment, and involvement in organizations and activities that serve and improve the lives of humankind.

  • Cory Ramsey (Biomedical Engineering)
WHC Awards of Distinction

Given yearly to outstanding spring graduates, based on academic performance, campus involvement, and community engagement.

  • Ella Brinkman (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Caitlin Croston (Human Resources Management)
  • Joey Esker (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Sophia Marcum (Financial Management & Risk Management/Insurance)
  • Annamarie Nedeljkovic (Marketing Management & Business Data Analytics)
  • BreAnna Piorkowski (Psychology)
  • Nadine Salem (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Elizabeth Simkanin (Nursing & Food and Nutrition)
  • Nina Treacher (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Rachel Windemuth (Nursing)

Peek inside the College

We've created this booklet to describe the special opportunities available to UA honors students, including academic capstone work, scholarships, research, study abroad, leadership development and more.

Our mission

The mission of The Williams Honors College is to inspire intellectually curious scholars within an inclusive community of excellence at The University of Akron. We provide unique academic experiences for our students, including opportunities to engage in challenging curricula and research within all academic colleges of the university. We foster an environment that promotes transformational growth through experiential learning, service, cultural experiences, and study abroad. The Honors Experience develops graduates who contribute to their local and global community through their lifelong respect for learning.

Contact us

180 S. College St. (see on map)
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1803


Phone: 330-972-7966

Email: honors@zjknlmu.com

Meet our staff