Scholarships and Awards
Travel Grant Application
The application is due April 1st for spring, summer and fall and October 15th for winter. The deadline for applications for Winter 2019 has been extended to November 15th.
- Overview [PDF]
- Proposal Guidelines [PDF]
- Scoring Directions [PDF]
- Faculty Mentor Recommendation [PDF]
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.
Study Abroad Scholarship
Honors Study Abroad Scholarships are awarded to students in The Honors College who plan on studying abroad in the upcoming year to help with the costs that come along with the study abroad experience. The value of the award varies by applicant and the number of awards given out per year varies depending on available funding.
Gene Helms Award
The Gene Helms award has been created to help students in The Honors College at Eastern Michigan University fund participation in the Florence and Rome Program over winter break. The award is for $1,000, and may be used to help pay for any expenses that are associated with the program. The number of awards given varies each year depending on funding.
To encourage and support experiential learning, The Honors College will provide two awards of approximately $500 to support a carefully-planned travel/study or other 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 travel/study 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
The recipients will be chosen on the basis of a competitive application. The award will be given specifically for experiential learning activities, not for travel only. Such activities include, but are not limited to, academic study abroad programs sponsored by an accredited institution of higher learning, Wilderness Experiences sponsored by the University Honors Program, co-operative education placements, and unpaid internship placements. Applications will be evaluated by a committee of faculty and staff.
Brown Chappell Scholarship
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
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.