Special Opportunities

A group of honor students with Dr. Jennifer Yamashiro

To further push students to develop their full potential, the University Honors Program offers and houses several prestigious opportunities for students. National Fellowships and Awards. (Note: the links below connect to the Honors pages on the Miami Oxford website.)

The University Honors Program is committed to assisting and advising all Miami students and alumni to identify, plan for, and win national fellowships and awards to pursue graduate school, study abroad, or professional development. 

Clifton Strengths Coaching and Leadership Opportunities

Clifton Strengths is about identifying what individuals do well. Certified Clifton Strengths coach and Director of Honors, Jennifer Yamashiro, guides her students to develop natural talents into reliable and consistent strengths. When leadership development opportunities arise, honors students are encouraged to attend.

Honors Tuition Waivers

Funding is available for study abroad during winter or summer terms. An application is required and the process is competitive. 

Center for Civic Education

The Center for Social Impact allows you to engage with public life and nonprofits in Hamilton and Middletown.

Office of Research for Undergraduates

Miami University’s investment in undergraduate research results in having an office dedicated to this purpose. 

Joanna Jackson Goldman Memorial Prize

One of the largest awards of its kind in the nation, the Joanna Jackson Goldman Memorial Prize provides support to nourish independent student scholarship and creative activity. The prize is awarded to a rising senior, who will be supported for a year to carry out independently designed projects in scholarship, journalism, or the arts under the direction of a faculty mentor. Recipients of the prize might use the stipend to compose music, write a work of fiction, conduct scientific or historical research, or gather material for a work on American civilization. It is expected that as a result of this experience, recipients of the prize will contribute to the community of scholarship and creative achievement. 

Mid-East Honors Conference

Students are invited to attend the Mid-East Honors Conference and submit proposals to present at the regional chapter of the National Collegiate Honors Council each spring.

Honors Student Advisory Board

The UHP advises the Honors Student Advisory Board (HSAB), which is a student organization that serves as the link between members of the Honors community and the faculty and staff of the University Honors Program. Unlike most student organizations, incoming first year students are able to run for executive board their first year!