College of LAS « Illinois

Honors Programs


Recognizing and Supporting High Academic Achievement

The mission of the James Scholar Program within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is to empower our students to be global citizens and global stewards; to enlighten them with deeper understanding of the diverse world in which they live; and to engage with the core values and responsibilities of moving toward a sustainable future.

We strive to assist our students in defining their role as active learners, critical thinkers, and influential leaders.

Learn more about the program:

About LAS Honors

From studying abroad to working one-on-one with faculty members, LAS Honors provides and supports ways for our students to do more, go farther, and become their very best.

Admission to LAS James Scholar Program

There are two methods of entry into the James Scholar Program: invitation and self-nomination. The instructions vary depending on whether you’re an incoming freshman, transfer student, a current student at U of I, or an intercollegiate transfer (ICT) student.

For Current LAS James Scholars

Bookmark this page! Get current news and learn about the program itself, LAS 122, honors credit and experiences, undergraduate research, LAS Honors abroad, and honors graduation information.

College Distinctions

Read the requirements for the Dean’s List, College Latin Honors, Bronze Tablet, and the LAS Honors Ceremony.

LAS Scholarships

See a list of scholarship opportunities.

For Faculty and Staff

This section provides LAS Honors information to help participating faculty and staff.

For Alumni

Looking for a way to contribute to the James Scholar program now that you have graduated? LAS Honors is establishing new programs for alumni to stay connected.

For More Information

Please contact the College of LAS Honors Office at:

2002 Lincoln Hall, MC-446
702 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-1158