Honors College Scholarships For Incoming Freshmen

The YSU Honors College offers tuition and housing scholarships for qualifying incoming freshmen. Tuition scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000; housing scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000. These scholarships may be awarded and combined with Freshman Scholarships for Excellence. Qualified applicants will also be considered for the full-ride Leslie H. Cochran University Scholarship. 

Honors scholarships are awarded to freshman students coming directly from high school. Recipients become members of the Honors College, which may include:

  • Early course registration.
  • Honors housing.
  • Participation in specially planned academic and social activites and events.
  • Service-learning and leadership opportunities.
 Value  Minimum Criteria  Renewal
  • Estimated between $5,000 and $18,000.*

     

  • If renewed for full four years, estimated combined value is between $20,000 and $72,000.

     

  • 26 ACT or 1260 SAT**
  • 3.5 GPA
     
  • 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Minimum 12 hours per term
  • 3.0 overall GPA

* Includes applicable Freshman Scholarships for Excellence, or up to all tuition/fees and on-campus room/board fees.
** Qualifying SAT score for exams taken after March 2016. The qualifying SAT score for exams taken prior to March 2016 is 1760 (composite for critical reading and math scores only).

If applying as a high school student, all application materials must be submitted by February 15. A completed application will include both an Application for Admission to YSU and an Honors College application.

Note: Students enrolled in YSU's jointly sponsored medical program, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and Pharmacy, are not eligible for the Leslie H. Cochran University Scholarship.