Scholarships & Awards


Travel Grant Application (pdf) 



Undergraduate Fellowship 


(Click on the scholarship title above to access our NEW online application.) 


Due April 1st for Spring/Summer/Fall and October 15th for Winter.  


Fellowship Description Goals and Eligibility Criteria


Proposal Scoring Rubric 



Fellowship Proposal Guidelines 



Faculty Mentor Recommendation




The Honors College Undergraduate 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.  The Fellowship Program provides a stipend of up to $1500 for one designated semester (fall or winter) and Senior Thesis up to $2000.  Fellowships may be available summer semester depending on budget.  Previous winners may apply for additional awards in support of a new project. 

Renewal Request for a current project: The stipend is eligible for renewal for one full semester, subject to approval by the award committee and the availability of resources. 

The Honors College Undergraduate Fellowships are awarded competitively and are based on the overall strength of your application and proposal.  The award may be terminated at any time by the award committee if, in the faculty mentor’s judgment, the student’s performance is unacceptable.  Award income is considered taxable by the Internal Revenue Service.





Study Abroad Scholarship (pdf) 

Study Abroad Essay Guidelines 


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 (pdf)

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 $1000.00, 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.

Founders Award (pdf)

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 (pdf) 


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)

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.