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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.

Current James Scholars

For all current James Scholars, it is time to submit your Honors Plan for Spring 2022. Please refer to the AHS James Scholar Canvas page for a complete explanation of all project options and to submit your Honors Plan.

All Honors Plans must be submitted by Feb. 11th @ 11:59pm

Self-Nomination as a James Scholar

Are you interested in enhancing your undergraduate experience by becoming a College of Applied Health Sciences James Scholar? Consider applying to Self-Nominate for the Spring 2022 semester.

Students interested in self-nominating to become a James Scholar must review the requirements  and complete the Self-Nomination Form before being allowed access to the Canvas page and submitting an Honors Plan.

Deadlines for Spring 2022

Submit Self-Nomination Forms: Jan. 28th @ 11:59pm
Submit Honors Plans: Feb.  11th @ 11:59pm
Submit i-Program completion certificates and response papers: May 13th @ 11:59pm
Volunteer supervisors complete volunteering documentation: May 13th @ 11:59pm


James Scholar Awards 2020 - 2021