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The event, hosted by UW Honors Program, was a year in the making — after last year's HONORS 100 students (mostly incoming freshmen) voiced a desire to engage with the big questions they care about.

The UW Honors Program Director, Professor Vicky Lawson, shares updated information about the  and  in applicants.

Teen to join UW honors program, dance team

In recognition of her service leadership, drive to make a difference, and continuing public impact, the UW Honors Program proudly names the Honorable Justice Bobbe Bridge our 2016 Distinguished Honors Alumna.

The UW Honors Program ranks best overall among the Pacific Coast states in a recent study by Public University Honors

Justice Bridge, who chairs the UW Honors Advisory Board, sees how our interdisciplinary program can catalyze the impact that every student might have on real world problems — where scholars and practitioners from multiple fields must collaborate. She grounds her own accomplishments in interdisciplinary thinking: "My experience with the multi-disciplinary studies in the UW Honors Program—the opportunity to be creative, to think 'outside the box,' to be challenged to solve problems rather than merely recognize them, to experience new ways of approaching an issue, to risk—was a significant early influence for me."

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Anyway- what they're looking for: Take the time to write your honors application essays well. Once you have certain test scores/GPA, they look for students who will use the program to its best advantage. Be honest, be bold, and be thorough. Having known multiple 4.0 GPA/2300+ SAT students rejected by the UW honors program, I would guess that the personal qualities shown in your essays and recommendation letter count a lot. For that reason, no one on this site will be able to predict your chances of acceptance to the honors program if you post your stats (this directed not only at the OP, but any other potential honors students reading this). 3:15 p.m. Enjoy a brief program on the past, present and future of the UW Honors Program, to include a special recognition of former Associate Director Ran Hennes (1930-2010) and his invaluable contributions to the Honors community.The UW Academy has a unique relationship with the UW Honors Program, which provides three distinct Honors degree options for UW — and Academy — students. We encourage all students to determine for themselves which, if any, Honors track is the best “fit” for them and their interests, and to make the decision to apply with a full understanding of their options. Both Robinson Center and Honors Program advisers are available to help students navigate these choices.Academy students pay directly to the University like all other UW students. And they are eligible for financial aid like all UW students. FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms should be submitted by mid-February in order for students to be eligible for the maximum amount of financial aid for the following academic year. Academy applicants are automatically considered for a handful of merit-based scholarships offered by the UW Honors Program and the Mary Gates Scholars Program.All students in the must complete departmental honors in addition to Honors Program requirements to graduate "with College Honors." Students who complete departmental honors (and are not in the UW Honors Program) graduate "with Distinction."Justice Bridge, who chairs the UW Honors Advisory Board, sees how our interdisciplinary program can catalyze the impact that every student might have on real world problems — where scholars and practitioners from multiple fields must collaborate. She grounds her own accomplishments in interdisciplinary thinking: "My experience with the multi-disciplinary studies in the UW Honors Program—the opportunity to be creative, to think 'outside the box,' to be challenged to solve problems rather than merely recognize them, to experience new ways of approaching an issue, to risk—was a significant early influence for me."Justice Bridge, who chairs the UW Honors Advisory Board, sees how our interdisciplinary program can catalyze the impact that every student might have on real world problems — where scholars and practitioners from multiple fields must collaborate. She grounds her own accomplishments in interdisciplinary thinking: "My experience with the multi-disciplinary studies in the UW Honors Program—the opportunity to be creative, to think 'outside the box,' to be challenged to solve problems rather than merely recognize them, to experience new ways of approaching an issue, to risk—was a significant early influence for me."In recognition of her service leadership, drive to make a difference, and continuing public impact, the UW Honors Program proudly names the Honorable Justice Bobbe Bridge our 2016 Distinguished Honors Alumna.In recognition of her service leadership, drive to make a difference, and continuing public impact, the UW Honors Program proudly names the Honorable Justice Bobbe Bridge our 2016 Distinguished Honors Alumna.Justice Bridge, who chairs the UW Honors Advisory Board, sees how our interdisciplinary program can catalyze the impact that every student might have on real world problems — where scholars and practitioners from multiple fields must collaborate. She grounds her own accomplishments in interdisciplinary thinking: "My experience with the multi-disciplinary studies in the UW Honors Program—the opportunity to be creative, to think 'outside the box,' to be challenged to solve problems rather than merely recognize them, to experience new ways of approaching an issue, to risk—was a significant early influence for me."