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Sophomore Honors Award

The Sophomore Honors Award (SHA) recognizes outstanding student achievement and engagement within the LSA Honors Program within one’s first two years as an undergraduate. It incorporates participation in Honors Core Curriculum, Honors engagement activities, and GPA. All recipients are recognized by the director at the time they receive the award, as well as being acknowledged at the time of their graduation. The award carries no monetary value; it is a validation of one’s successful pursuit of a rigorous and well-rounded undergraduate experience from the beginning of undergraduate study through sophomore year.  

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Award Requirements effective for incoming Fall 2022 cohort and subsequent cohorts

Standard Requirements:

The Sophomore Honors Award recognizes students who have:

1. Taken at least two (2) Honors Core courses, one of which must be an Honors Core First-year Writing Requirement Course (FYWR)
2. Earned at least 24 engagement points
     a. Maximum of 12 points may come from research or co-curricular activities
          i.    Maximum of 6 research points (independent research earns 2 points per semester)
          ii.   Maximum of 6 engagement/co-curricular activity points
     b. There is no cap on the number of points earned through curricular engagement
          i.    Honors Core Courses (inclusive of #1 above)
          ii.   Departmental Honors courses or Honors sections of departmental courses
          iii.  Honors Conversions
          iv.  Advanced courses (e.g., 300- or 400-level courses, or other specially-designated courses; see GradeCraft point tracker for specific details)
3. Taken no more than one optional P/F course (this does not include courses graded on a Credit/No Credit basis)
4. Earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.4.

Points may be earned through the end of winter term in one’s second year. You should log points in GradeCraft (information will be provided to you about using GradeCraft for this purpose). Applications for the Sophomore Honors Award are due May 30, and award announcements will be made by or at the beginning of fall semester.

Award Requirements effective Summer 2019 to Winter 2022

Covid SHA amendments for students admitted summer 2019, fall 2019, winter 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020:

1. P grades for winter 2020, spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020, winter 2021, spring 2021, and summer 2021 are acceptable and will not impact your eligibility for the SHA. 

2. Honors has waived the requirement that you take an average of 14 credits per term across fall and winter terms.

3. The number and type of Core courses required for SHA and SHA with distinction eligibility still apply: 

            a. Three Core in at least two distribution areas for SHA and SHA with                      distinction

            b. Honors has WAIVED the requirement of three Core in at least                                three distribution areas for SHA with distinction.

4. The GPA minimum requirements for the SHA and the SHA with distinction still apply:

            a. SHA: minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA.

            b. SHA with distinction: minimum 3.7 GPA.

5. The minimum number of Engagement Points required for SHA eligibility (both levels of the award) still applies: 30 points.  

 

For students admitted summer 2021 and fall 2021:

1. No elective P/F grades.

2. Honors has waived the requirement that you take an average of 14 credits per term across fall and winter terms. 

3. The number and type of Core courses required for SHA and SHA with distinction eligibility still apply:

            a. Three Core in at least two distribution areas for SHA and SHA with                      Distinction.

            b. Honors has WAIVED the requirement of at least three Core in at least                  three distribution areas for SHA with distinction.

4. The GPA minimum requirements for the SHA and the SHA with distinction still apply:

            a. SHA: minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA.

            b. SHA with distinction: minimum 3.7 GPA.

5. The minimum number of Engagement Points required for SHA eligibility (both levels of the award) still applies: 30 points.  

 

 

Are you a joint student with the Residential College or another U-M School or College?

Were you admitted to LSA Honors after your first term?
Are you a transfer student from another university or U-M college or school?

If any of the above applies to you, check your admissions letter or contact your advisor regarding specific award criteria and the timeline for meeting award requirements.

If none of the above applies to you, determine when to apply as follows:

Regular summer and fall admission 2019: apply end of summer 2021
Regular summer and fall admission 2020: apply end of summer 2022
Regular summer and fall admission 2021: apply end of summer 2023
Regular summer and fall admission 2022: apply end of winter by May 30, 2024


Looking for engagement points opportunities outside the Honors Core? Click here.

 

Sophomore Honors Award 2021 Recipients


Sophomore Honors Award with Distinction Recipients:

Garrett Lincoln Ashlock Holly Gurnik Vikram Prasad
Margaret Bosschart Barber Shannon Teresa Hickey Aarushi Ratna
Geoffrey Batterbee Mrinalini Iyer Francesca Riley
Sravani Battula

Aayu Jain

Drishan Jain

Maya Krishna Sabharwal
Jasmine Bhatti George Janke Aya S Salim
Abigail Binder Raymond Wentao Jiang Anusha Santhapur
Adam Lewis Bressler Andrew Paul Keisling Kylie Jean Schache
Elizabeth Jane Brouns Tate Lafrenier Josephine Lorelei Schmidt
Michelle Busschots Jinwook Lee Kylie Francesca Scott
Sarah Julia Caston Madeleine Christine Lee Srijani Sengupta
Ethan Jacob Won Chang Jack Levy Elyse Morgan Sherr
Allison Choe Ariel Lindholm Heather Rachel Sherr
Taewon Chung Helen Liu Alexander Shoflick
Nicholas Arthur Cook Jing-Yi Liu Rachel Morgan Sinar
Nikita Daniel Stephen Liu Meghna Sneh Singh
Laura Davalos Sahita Indira Manda Ritu Bhargavi Somayaji
Fatema Dohadwala Josh Martins-Caulfield Grace Stephan
Regina Egan Douglas McClure Zackary Eugene Frances Taylor
Matthew Koshy Eitzman Katrina Elizabeth McGuire Emma Elisa Thronson
Ayse Seher Eldes Mohull Mehta Claire Elizabeth Tinker
Henry Fleischmann Drew Robert Meinecke Jade Elise Turner
Sara Elizabeth Frawley Julian Edgardo Meza Claire Meiqin Wan
Thomas Edward Frost Robby Miner Jacalyn Hilary Wasserman
Alyson Elizabeth Gessner Jon Musai Rachel Weisglass
Wiley Gillam V Jonah Nan Jason Thomas Frasier Wing
Rachel Colleen Greenspan Ethan Cooper Nelson Brian Wu
Thomas Frederick Griffith Connor Novak Alison Daniele Young
Augusta Guo Corinne Emma Packel Zeran Zhang
Jennifer Zhao Guo Vincent Pinti Zhuoyu Zhu
Rahul Gupta Talia Sloan Potters Laura Zichi

Sophomore Honors Award Recipients

Erika Anderson Francisco Narro Garcia Tara Tekkey
Robert Bakal Sarina Kaur Sandhu Griffen Hockenberry
Nikki Rachel Keramati    
     

Sophomore Honors Award 2020 Recipients


Sophomore Honors Award with Distinction Recipients:

Muhammad Ahmad Alex Paul Kocheril   Alexandra Turfe
Amina Tanweer Andres Ramos Salinas   Andrew Le Nguyen
Avery Heo Brandon Jiepei Zhu   Brian Carpenter
Caroline Theuerkauf Celine Rajoulh   Chloe Jo Hale
Connor Burke Danielle Sharon   Elizabeth Davis
Elizabeth Jeanette Rueppel Emily Wang   Emily Johnson
Georgia Sky Mies Haitong Yu   Hani Nasr
Hannah Marshall Jack Dominic Toor   Jacob Walter Cohen
Jagienka Helena Timek Jared Daniel Miller   Jessica Antoinette Czapla
Julia Kravchenko Kathleen Gu   Kathryn Ann Kulie
Kayleigh Christine Crabb Lauren Park   Luanne Dreves
Madhulika Sridevi Shastry Madison Caldwell   Madison Mila Krumins
Major White Stevens Margaret Johnston Michalowski   Megan Tigue
Nikhil Dwibhashyam Nishika Patel   Prateeksunder Chandil Pinchi
Reem Saleh Aburukba Reid William Schreck   Ridge Weston
Robert Hsu Ruby Yearling   Samantha Ruth Ratner
Sarah Chung Sarah Zoheir Abdelbaki   Sohil Malik
Sophia Marie Abusamra Tatum Ewing   Veronica Sikora
Victoria Abigail Helrigel William Lewis North   Zaid Mohammad Haque
Zoe Alexandra Lainis Jeannie Mei    


Sophomore Honors Award Recipients:

Aditi Shankar Priyadershi Aidan James Woutas Anna Simpson
Caroline Patricia Vandam Drew Eric Tarnopol Edward Spahiu
Eli William Hermo Weaver Heba Aziz Malik Katelynn Marie Mulder
Kelsie Imus Laura Hutchins Marc Skriloff
Nupoor Jain Goyal Roy Lahood Esther Kwak