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James Scholar Honors Program

Challenge yourself to impact the future.

The University of Illinois recognizes the highest achieving undergraduates as James Scholars. The James Scholars in the College of Applied Health Sciences are challenged to enrich their scholarly activity through

  • Direct faculty interaction
  • Research
  • Global and community engagement
  • Leadership

By embracing these activities, an AHS James Scholar will be challenged to impact the future.

Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations on being admitted to Illinois as a James Scholar! Our campus has a long tradition of recognizing students with great academic aptitude and you should be very proud of this honor.

By participating in the AHS James Scholar Honors Program, you will have many opportunities to expand your experience outside the classroom to further your academic, research, community engagement, and leadership skills.

During Illini Days, you will have the opportunity to meet with the AHS Honors Program coordinator, Dr. Tonya Pulley, and have your questions answered. You may also email Dr. Pulley at tonyap@illinois.edu.

James Scholar Awards 2019 - 2020

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It’s a great time to join AHS. Build your career making a difference.