The University of Idaho awards degrees honoris causa (i.e., for the purpose of honoring) to honor outstanding persons. Honorary degrees may be awarded to a person deserving of honor by virtue of scholarly distinction, noteworthy public service resulting in significant contributions to the University of Idaho, the State of Idaho, the Nation or the world. In the selection of candidates for honorary degrees, preference is given to those who are Idaho residents or University of Idaho graduates, the University is pleased to honor persons who have made significant contributions to national and international scholarship or public service that advance the principles of academic excellence and public education upon which the University of Idaho was founded.
John Chapman | 2009 Honorary Degree Recipient
Boyd Martin | 1997 Honorary Degree Recipient