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Csomay Honors Program Application

The Csomay Honors program serves UIU’s most exceptional students with unique opportunities in and out of the classroom. Members of the Honors program are among UIU’s most motivated and highest-achieving students and enjoy a range of benefits as part of membership in the program, including:

  • An annual Honors scholarship
  • Unique coursework that empowers Honors students to utilize their creativity and explore their own personal interests and aspirations
  • Research opportunities and funding to attend and present at academic conferences
  • Opportunities for travel, service learning, and community engagement
  • Membership in a community of like-minded students and faculty to support you throughout your time at UIU and beyond
  • Special recognition at graduation upon completing the program and highest distinction that will help you stand out in the job market or in applying for graduate, law, or medical school

Applicants to the Csomay Honors program are admitted based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and life experience. Applicants generally have a GPA of 3.5 or higher; students in the 3.25-3.49 range are also encouraged to apply. Standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.) are not required but may be presented if the applicant chooses. We welcome students who bring unique life experience and have been involved in extracurricular organizations and community service.

If the Csomay Honors Program is right for you, complete our online application below. Please include contact information you will check so we can contact you with instructions on how to proceed.

If you have questions, please contact Honors program chair Dr. Matt Foy at [email protected]

    All fields with an asterisk (*) must be completed to process your request.

    Your Contact information










    Your Academic Background


    High School Coursework

    Please provide the years of high school coursework completed the following areas, along with the highest level course you completed:
    Note: (each answer is limited in length to 150 characters)








    Your Achievements, Accomplishments, and Goals





    Interview or Essay


    The second part of the application process involves either:
    - A short essay response
    - Or a brief interview over Zoom with the Honors chairperson or members of the Honors Advisory Council

    Please indicate your preference:

    Short Essay ResponseInterview


    With this mission statement in mind, please explain in a concise essay (approximately 2,500 characters) what you would bring, from your experiences, background and interests, to Upper Iowa's Honors Program? What would you hope to gain from being a part of the program?

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