Why Join the Honors Program?

Honors Students on natural bridge in Capitol Reef NP

“There are countless ways that being in the Honors Program made my college experience more fun, rewarding, easier to endure, and I think put me on a better path to make sure I got the most out of my degree and put my goals at the forefront of my learning. There were some extra things to do, but I don't feel like it was extra work—it was necessary work for my own benefit.”               --McKinli Grover, Honors Student

The Honors Program provides opportunities for motivated students seeking to get the most out of their university experience. We admit and support students from all backgrounds seeking face-to-face baccalaureate or associates degrees.

Honors Offers:

  • A powerful first-year experience
  • Sustained peer-group  interactions
  • Smaller classes with outstanding faculty
  • Experiential learning
  • Sponsored  cultural events
  • Outdoor excursions
  • Dynamic social gatherings

How to Apply

Instructions and Writing Prompts

  • Please complete the application essays using the prompts below. 
  • Please have your completed application essays in PDF format only.
  • Please log into your myUVU Account prior to clicking the "Application Form" button.
  • The writing prompts are only for new enrollment to Honors. Current Honors students do not use these prompts.
  • If you have questions about using our online application, please telephone 801-863-6262 for assistance.ADMISSION APPLICATION ESSAY PROMPTS 

Applicants must prepare two essays as directed on the Writing Prompts page, then click the Application Form button below. Applicants will be prompted to indicate desired award type.

The application process occurs through UVU’s Campus Groups. NOTE: You do not need to "Request Membership" to apply, but you must have a UVU ID number. 

Please have ready your prepared admission essays and if applicable,  your high school transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, and college transcripts. Please also prepare a list of your notable activities, accomplishments, and awards.  

Admission Application Form OPen november1 - january 31

Honors Awards, New Students

During the application process, there will be an option to apply for scholarships. Program admission is competitive and many students participate without receiving a financial award. The Honors Program award types are:

  • Program admission (Available to any UVU student in any major attending at main campus both part-time and full-time, regardless of residency)
  • Tuition (Dollar amount in increments of $500 up to $1250, renewable for up to eight semesters)
  • Housing (Available for single students only; renewable for up to two years) Honors Awards, Continuing Student Honors Awards, New Students

Honors Awards, Continuing Students

Current Honors Program students in good standing can apply for Tuition and/or Housing awards at any time during their studies. Eligibility requirements are:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 
  • Students are awarded based on their prior academic performance, progress in the Honors Program, as well as an application essay
  • Continuing student essay prompt: "Keeping the Honors Program motto in mind ("Diligentia, Curiositas, Cognito”), what idea, text, invention, artistic piece, etc. are you most curious about right now?" (Upload PDF files only.)

Current Honors student award application OPEN November 1 - January 31