Honors College Scholarships and Awards

Honors Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The application is due April 1st for spring, summer and fall and October 15th for winter.

The Honors College Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program funds undergraduate projects that support the opportunity for Honors students to acquire advanced skills in an area of study by working on special projects. An Undergraduate Research Fellowship provides a stipend of up to $1,500 for one designated semester (fall or winter), and a Senior Project Fellowship provides a stipend of up to $2,000 for one designated semester (fall or winter). A Renewal of a Current Undergraduate Fellowship with a stipend of up to $1,000 for one designated semester is possible, depending on the strength of the renewal proposal and the availability of resources. Fellowships may be available in the summer semester, too, depending on budget. Previous winners may apply for additional awards in support of a new project. Students may apply for one per semester: Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Renewal of Undergraduate Research Fellowship or Senior Project Fellowship.

The Honors College Undergraduate Fellowships are awarded competitively and are based on the overall strength of the proposals.

Travel Grant Application

Due to the continuing worldwide uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, The Honors College has placed its Travel Grant awards on an indefinite hiatus. The program will be reopened in the future once the University allow the funding of travel to resume.

Study Abroad Scholarship 

Due to the continuing worldwide uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, The Honors College has placed its Study Abroad awards on an indefinite hiatus. The program will be reopened in the future once the University allow the funding of travel to resume.

Founders Award [PDF]

Deadline: November 15 & April 1

To encourage and support experiential learning, The Honors College provides 2-3 awards of $500-$750 to support a carefully-planned experiential learning program scheduled to occur during the academic year.

The awards will be based on the following factors:

  • Quality of the proposal (clarity and thoroughness of goals and purpose)
  • Relevance of the experience to the student's educational and/or career goals
  • Likelihood of a high-quality, productive learning experience, based on the applicant's past record

Recipients will be chosen on the basis of a competitive application. At present, given the suspension of travel, the award will be provided for experiential learning activities not involving travel. Such activities include, but are not limited to, co-operative education placements, expenses associated with research or creative projects, and unpaid internship placements. Applications will be evaluated by a committee of faculty and staff.

Brown-Chappell Scholarship [PDF]

Deadline: November 15

Established by Dr. Betty Brown-Chappell and her family in recognition of her 17 years as a faculty member in EMU's School of Social Work, this $1,000 scholarship is intended to promote college completion by first generation or underrepresented students. Preference will be given to McNair Scholars, Honors students, CHHS students, and social work students.  

Susan and John Ullrich Endowed Scholarship [PDF]

Deadline: November 15

The Susan and John Ullrich Endowed Scholarship was created to honor an Eastern Michigan University student for leadership outside of the student's normal course of study (e.g., athletics, clubs, student government, community volunteerism, or social initiatives). The Honors College selects the recipient, but applicants need not be members of the college. The award is for $500-$750 (dependent on availability of funding).

Ross A. Oliver Student Leadership Endowed Scholarship [PDF]

Deadline:  November 15

This $350 scholarship is designed to support students who encourage diversity and show exemplary leadership in the campus community. Although the scholarship is open to all students, preference is given to members of The Honors College. The award is for $350. 

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