Learning Community: Study groups, lecture series and social events enhance Honors students college experience as well as their education. Honors students have the option to select Honors housing to further enhance this learning community. Honors Core Courses with Small Class Sizes: Courses from a wide variety of disciplines are capped at 15 students and taught by some of the best professors at Ashland. Advanced Course Scheduling: Honors students are the first among their classmates to schedule, and thus are more likely to enroll in their first choice of classes. Honors Capstone Project: Honors students have the opportunity to work closely with a faculty member on an in-depth, original project of their choosing within their discipline. Scholarships: Incoming freshmen who have been accepted into the Honors Program are eligible to apply for a merit-based scholarship of $1500/year, renewable for up to four years. Opportunity to Study Abroad: As part of the Honors interdisciplinary course, students are given the opportunity to study abroad in the spring of odd-numbered years. Competitive Advantage: Graduates from the Honors Program gain knowledge and experience that make them more attractive to graduate schools and employers.