University Honors Program
phone: (208) 885-6147
Idaho Commons 315
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2533
Moscow, ID 83844-2533

Featured Students

2014 Recognition Ceremony
Our 2014 graduating Honors Students pay tribute to each other, the University of Idaho and the Honors Program.
» Watch The Honors Experience
The Honors Experience
From freshman experiences to general college life, study abroad, or surprise highlights, this movie show you what it like to be a member of the Honors Program at the University of Idaho.
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Julia Workman
Home on the Range
Workman makes a name for herself and the university in rangeland management
» Meet graduating senior, Julia Workman
Wieteke Holthuijzen
Environmental Science student Wieteke Holthuijzen Selected as Udall Scholar
University of Idaho junior, Wieteke Holthuijzen, has been selected as a 2013 Udall Scholar, only one of 50 in the nation and the only Idaho scholar this year.
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Olivia McDaniel
Olivia McDaniel
Anthropology senior puts her best flipper forward as she uses her education to springboard her dreams in maritime archaeology.
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Niki Lee
Niki Lee
Quadruple major uses Cultural Language Scholarship to study in Azerbaijan.
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Tyler Smotherman in Spain
Tyler Smotherman
With a double major and double minor, Tyler Smotherman combines academic integrity with a positive purpose.
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Exploring History Through Archaeology
“I feel confident that the opportunities and experiences I have taken advantage of here at the University will help me succeed in the future."
» Read more about Kaila
Gus Simpson
Class of 2011
A snapshot of the recent graduates
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Emily Brookhart
Emily Brookhart
National Merit Scholar
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Idaho Opens the Mind and Doors
Follow Steve Hanna's journey at the University of Idaho and with the Honor's Program
» Steve's Next Step
Becoming A Vandal Down To the Molecular Level
Learn how Sarah's own learning disability lead her to study molecular biology.
» Sarah's Next Step
Check, Check: Listening to the Sound of Success
Combining passion and career aspirations, Gus Simpson, from Salmon, is taking control of his education at the University of Idaho.
» Learn about Gus's journey
Balancing Work, Play and Honors at University
Honors student, Jacob Bow, balances work, play and Honor's Sunday night bridge games.
» Keeping Centered
National Merit Scholar Enjoys It All
With the world of education at her fingertips, Nampa’s Meaghan Jones is taking full advantage of her time at the University of Idaho.
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Making Wise Choices
With one of the most eclectic and impressive transcripts her advisor has ever seen, Alicia consistently made life choices to impact the world around her.
» Read more about Alicia Schwartz
Helping Peers, Challenging Himself
Brian's enthusiasm and passion for science has helped him succeed both in and outside of the classroom.
» Read more about Brian Faulkner
Serving & Transforming
If you ask Elisa where she would most like to go it would be a place of influence...a point of impact. “I want to serve people with my life and transform others through the work I do.”
» Read more about Elisa Briesmeister
Kelsey Pilch
Kelsey Pilch - Graue Scholar
Kelsey Pilch's involvement in the Graue scholars opened up a wide range of opportunities for her to support and build her strong educational experiences. Her experiences beyond the classroom range from traveling to Shanghai, China to managing an investment portfolio worth over $3600,000 in the Davis Investment Group.
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Uncorking the Past
Michael Spinner, a senior chemistry major, and Adeline Lustig, a senior anthropology major, combined their interests to open a window into the past by analyzing contents of late 19th and early 20th century bottles found at an archaeology excavation in Sandpoint, Idaho.
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Offering the Student Perspective
Michael acknowledges that a world view is an important tool for university students to use as the global world of business grows tighter.
» Read more about Michael Zhao
Tyde Sirk
Tyde Sirk
Tyde realized that college is more than just classes and exams. It is a time to build relationships with peers and to build a strong network of friends. As a Graue Scholar, Tyde took advantage of the many opportunities in the College of Business.
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James Banks
UI Press Release
Paradise Regained: One Student’s Epic Climb from Academic Probation to a Cumulative 4.0 GPA, and how John Milton Gives Him a Leg Up
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Josh Pohlman
Goldwater Scholar
Goldwater Scholars Enhance University of Idaho Status in Math, Science
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Students are at the heart of the honors community.

Honors students participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, ranging from student government and community service, to intramural and varsity athletics. Many honors students are leaders on campus and in their living groups. Elected members of the Honors Student Advisory Board help to select innovative honors seminar offerings, and they take the lead in planning UHP trips and social events.