Mānoa Horizons –Vol II Call for Submissions + Logo & Cover Design Contests

Volume II Logo and Cover Design Contests – Deadline May 1, 2017! Join and Submit your work for the upcoming the logo & cover design competitions! Find the details here

Portz Scholar Winner!

Fall 2015 Honors graduate (English) and Thesis Prize recipient Jonathan Omuro has been awarded the National Collegiate Honors Council's Portz Scholarship. As one of four nation-wide winners, Omuro was nominated by the UHM Honors Program for his excellent senior thesis, a timely exploration of gay narratives in Christian memoirs.

Scholarships & Fellowships Office

Learn more about the RhodesMarshallLuce, and Schwarzman fellowships, prestigious awards for valuable learning opportunities abroad. Attend an upcoming info session in March or contact the Scholarships & Fellowships Office for more information on these and other competitive scholarships. Pictured here is Alexandra McDougle, who is currently in Phnom Penh, Cambodia as a 2016 Luce Scholar.

Mānoa Horizons undergraduate journal

Volume I of our print publication is now available! Pick up a free copy of the journal at Sinclair Library 128. Find the full online issue here. We are also accepting submissions for Volume II of our journal. Read through our announcement or check out our website for more details.

2016 Fall Undergraduate Showcase

Congratulations to all the students who presented on December 9, 2016! Award winners and event photos have been posted to the website. Check back in January for updated information regarding the 2017 Spring Undergraduate Showcase.

Join the Honors Program

Make the most of your undergraduate studies. Apply to the Honors Program today.

Find Research Funding

Is your undergraduate research work in need of funding? Apply for a grant from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.

Search Honors Courses

Tentative Fall 2017 Honors courses are now posted online. Check out the course list.

Message from the director

Welcome to the Honors Program at UH Mānoa. We hope Honors will provide you an intellectual home, help you connect with a community of engaged learners and citizens, and challenge you to grow as a scholar, a classmate, and a human being.

Over your time here, I encourage you to take the lead in your academic journey, try new things, and ask a lot of questions. Our Honors faculty are here as your resource--do see them during office hours (and not just if you are struggling in class!). Our advisors and office personnel are here to help you navigate the program as well as to enrich your Honors experience--be sure to get to know them. Meeting with students is my favorite part of the job--make an appointment with me, or come to our different mixing events over the course of the school year.

This year, we are reviewing our program to see how we can improve it and develop it to make your Honors experience truly meaningful. We'd love to know what you think as you experience different aspects of it. Don't hesitate to let us know what is working (and what is not). This is YOUR program, and your involvement in it is critical to our overall success.

I hope to meet you soon!

- Dr. Vernadette Gonzalez

Important Dates

Mānoa Horizons, the new UH Mānoa undergraduate academic journal featuring outstanding student projects from all disciplines across campus, will be coming out with its first issue in Fall 2016. Find more information about the journal here.

Congratulations Fall 2016 Honors Graduates!

It is with great pleasure that we announce and extend our congratulations to the following Fall 2016 Honors graduates:

Ksenia Bussard
Stephanie Cacal
Evan Kawamura
Alaina Smith
Shelby Sullivan
Rebecca Weible

Student Experience

Acasia Hokama
Major: Microbiology