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Academic Honors Program

The George M. Luckey, Jr. Academic Honors Program is an enriched, challenging scholastic program. Incoming students are selected for the honors program and awarded the honors scholarship through a rigorous application process. To maintain membership in the program, and eligibility for the honors scholarship, students are required to make satisfactory progress through the program. Download the 2020-21 Honors Handbook.

Honors Scholarship Application


The mission of the Academic Honors Program at Morehead State University is to provide exceptional students with opportunities to accelerate and broaden their personal development so that they will be prepared to achieve success and make valuable contributions as citizens in the world of the twenty-first century.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the George M. Luckey, Jr. Academic Honors Program at Morehead State University is to challenge the truly outstanding student to pursue educational goals more lofty and meaningful than mere good grades. Students in the program will take specially-designed options for some of their general education requirements, will participate in service, undergraduate research, and international experiences and will have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences in the program in a substantial exit essay.


Dr. Philip Krummrich - Director
Dr. Karen Taylor - Assistant Director
Skyler Cantrell - Program Specialist

Important information for international applicants for the Honors Scholarship:

Effective for the application cycle beginning in the fall semester of 2020, international students who earn the Honors Scholarship will receive only a partial tuition scholarship. Currently, normal tuition and fees for international students amount to $23,000 USD per year. International students who are awarded the Honors Scholarship will pay tuition at the out-of-state level, approximately $13,556 USD per year. International students who are awarded the Honors Scholarship will receive all the other benefits of the scholarship.


Alexa PottsStudent Spotlight - Alexa

Alexa Potts is double majoring in Legal Studies and History with a Spanish minor. She is working on an undergraduate research fellowship on travel writing in Kentucky, and she is presenting her research at the Kentucky Philological Association and the Celebration of Student Scholarship in 2018. She represented the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Services at the 2017 Idea Festival in Louisville. When she is not engaged in academic work, Alexa can be found on the range. As a member of Morehead State’s rifle team, she loves competitive shooting. She received an Ohio Valley Conference Academic Medal of Honor for excellence in athletics and academics for the 2016-2017 school year.

Logan DavisStudent Spotlight - Logan

Logan Davis will be interning with the Atlantis Project this summer. He will be shadowing some of the top physicians in Uruguay, learning about the healthcare systems and culture of the South American country as well as learning about medicine. This semester he also joined a research team lead by Dr. Peyton. This research team is attempting to identify certain genes that correlate with various coat colors in horses.

Student Spotlight - MadisonMadison Wallace

Madison Wallace recently fulfilled her experience abroad requirement by interning at a public relations agency in Dublin, Ireland. She spent eight weeks immersed in Irish culture as she learned the ins and outs of public relations. During her internship, she composed press releases, planned and implemented social media campaigns, designed and sourced products for press kits, provided customer services to magazine editors and beauty brand influencers, and was the lead contact for a Christmas in July press show that accommodated 125 attendees. Madison is currently researching the impact of exemplification theory on the choices people make when faced with risk decisions. This research is supported by a MSU Undergraduate Research Fellowship and by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2015-69004-23273.

Harrison FouchStudent Spotlight - Harrison

Harrison Fouch is currently Editor-in-chief for the Honors Program newsletter, Honour Watch. He is also secretary of Morehead State University’s biology club. As a Morehead native and a Biomedical Science Major in the Honors Program, he considers Morehead to be home and hopes to one day return to practice medicine here. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering at St. Claire Healthcare, working as an Orientation Leader in Morehead State’s summer programs for incoming freshmen, and running.

Student Spotlight - AllieHull_Allie.jpg

Allie Hull is a junior Exercise Science major and was recently awarded the Outstanding Student Award for the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Imaging Sciences as well as a nomination for the Outstanding Student Award for the College of Science. Hull is a recipient of the Gilman International Scholarship for study abroad for which she will be doing an eight week internship in Ireland in summer 2018. Outside of school she is very involved on campus participating in the MSU Dance Team, teaching group fitness, and holding leadership positions in the Delta Zeta Sorority including Academics Chair, Executive Board member, and Dance Leader.

Kasey_Isaacs.JPGStudent Spotlight - Kasey

Kasey Isaacs is a Biomedical Science major, pursuing a career as a physician. He was one of ten students selected for NEAHEC’s Summer Health Internship Program, in which he helped promote diabetes education and self-management practices while working with the Center for Healthy Living at King’s Daughters Medical Center, afterwards presenting his work to fellow SHIP participants and members of the community. He spent three weeks shadowing physicians at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy through Atlantis, a healthcare education group. He was awarded the Atlantis Pre-Med Leaders scholarship and now writes articles for the Atlantis Pre-Med Blog while also working as a tutor through the Tutoring and Learning Center at Morehead State. He also was selected as one of twelve students to participate in the STEPS program, also through NEAHEC. Kasey represented the College of Science at the Idea Festival in Louisville, Ky. in 2017. He has researched the population genetics of "Lepomis humilis" with Dr. David Peyton, and currently serves as the Vice President of the Academic Honors Student Association. For the past three years, his volunteer work has been focused at Community Hospice in Ashland, Ky. He thanks the Honors Program for providing and opening up many of these opportunities and is very grateful for the support and encouragement provided by his family, friends, and professors.