Principles & Benefits


The Gies College of Business James Scholar Program seeks to fulfill the following:

Challenge its students to achieve academic excellence during each semester throughout their college careers

Provide considerable value in the development and enacting of the students' professional sense of leadership

Build meaningful and constructive relationships within Gies College of Business, the University of Illinois, and the community

Advance the mission of Gies College of Business, and the University of Illinois in all of its activities

Provide diverse, stimulating, and challenging leadership opportunities to its students

Support its students with various programs as they pursue leadership opportunities


James Scholars have access to the following benefits:


James Scholars are recognized in the following ways:

Honors Courses

An "H" designation will appear next to every grade earned in an honors course on your transcript

Transcript Notation

James Scholar status will appear on the official transcript


All graduating Gies College of Business James Scholars will receive a medallion to wear at graduation