Eastern Michigan University

Honors College

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jenniferbarker.sueullrichHonors students receive many of the university's merit-based scholarships. In addition, the Honors College awards a variety of fellowships and grants to support undergraduate research, study abroad, the senior thesis, and conference travel.

Honors Undergraduate Fellowship

The Undergraduate Fellowship supports Honors student undergraduate research through competitive grants of $2000 that support individual research with a faculty member. Typically, 20 awards are granted in both fall and winter semesters and 5 in summer. Applications are reviewed by a faculty awards committee. Eligible students will have completed 56 credit hours and be enrolled full-time as an Honors College member in good standing. Download details and application: Fellowship (.pdf)

Senior Thesis Award (2013 - 2014 applications due October 15, 2013)

The Senior Thesis Award recognizes the significant achievement of Honors students upon completion of the senior thesis or project. Each year 12 or more thesis awards of $2,000 each are granted following competitive review by faculty. Eligible students must complete the senior thesis during the award year. Download details and application: Senior Thesis (.pdf)

Founder's Award

The Founder's Award was created by the founding Director of the Honors College, Dr. Robert Holkeboer for the purpose of encouraging and supporting study abroad and experiential learning. Awards of $500 are granted competitively to one or more students each academic year. Eligible students are members of the Honors College in good standing who have completed 55 credit hours toward graduation. Download details and application: Founder's Award (.pdf)

Susan and John Ullrich Endowed Scholarship

The Susan and John Ullrich Endowed Scholarship was created to honor an Eastern Michigan University student for leadership outside of the student's course of normal study. The Honors College selects the recipient, but applicants need not be members of the College. Eligible students will be a junior or senior who maintains a 3.0 GPA. The $500 award is given annually.  Download details and application: Ullrich Award (.pdf)

Gene Helms Award

Florence and Rome

The Gene Helms Award was created to support study abroad in Florence & Rome. Each year 1-2 awards of $800-$1,000 are granted through competitive application. Eligible students are Honors College members in good standing. Download details and application: Gene Helms (.doc)

Honors Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship ranges from $1,000-$2,000 and is intended to support Honors students participation in an EMU Academic Study Abroad class in winter and summer 2014 programs. Applications are due into the Honors College by Friday November 15th, 2013. This scholarship is designed to help Honors students experience a new culture and work toward earning University, Departmental (see Dept. Honors advisor), and/or Highest Honors. Multiple scholarships are available. Please note that EMU scholarships and financial aid typically can be used to help with tuition expense for a study abroad class. The application for this scholarship can be found here (.pdf)

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