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Scholarships

Two scholarships are directly attached to the Gordy Honors College. Each requires participation in the Gordy Honors College and completion of the honors curriculum. Failure to remain a member in good standing of the Honors College or a required program will result in forfeiture of the scholarship. These scholarships are:

Centennials Scholars: This is the highest level of scholarship offered by the W and is a very competitive scholarship. To be considered, interested individuals should participate in either the fall or the spring Award Recognition Day. Centennial Scholars are required to be members of the Residential Honors Program.

Honors Scholars: This is also a very competitive scholarship.  To be considered, individuals interested in being an Honors Scholar should participate in either the fall or the spring Award Recognition Day. Honors Scholars are required to be members of the Residential Honors Program.

 

Research Grants

Members in good standing in the Gordy Honors College may apply for grants to support their senior honors projects. The grants typically support one of the following: 

  • equipment needed to complete the project
  • travel to archives or libraries for research
  • travel to conferences to present research

 

Applying for a Research Grant

The grant application form is available at Honors College Forms.  The application should be sent in hard copy to the Honors College office (W-599) or may be hand delivered.  

Grant applications for project-related equipment and travel to conduct research are considered by the Honors Committee (Faculty) twice each semester.  The late fall 2014 deadline for grant applications is November 17.  The spring 2015 deadlines for grant applications are January 23 and April 16.  Students should apply late in the semester when enrolled in HO 401 or early in the semester when enrolled in HO 402. 

Grant applications specifically for travel to conferences to present research may also be submitted on a rolling basis.  These must be received in the Honors College office no later than 14 days prior to the conference presentation for which support is being requested.  The Honors Committee will consider these applications on an ad hoc basis. 

Students should explore all other possible avenues of funding before applying for an Honors College grant and are asked to indicate other sources of funding when completing an application.

 

Rules for Research Grants

All grant applications must be submitted before the purchase or activity for which support is being sought. All grants are treated as reimbursements for expenses already incurred. Students cannot be given cash advances. 

Upon completion of the purchase or activity, the grantee must turn in the final grant report, available at Honors College Forms, and all related receipts. The form should be sent in hard copy to the Honors College office (W-599) or may be hand delivered.  

The final grant report must be submitted within 14 days of the completion of the purchase or activity. 

If equipment or other items are purchased for a project, they become the property of the Gordy Honors College upon completion of the project and must be turned over to the Honors College. The exception to this rule is if an item is used up during the course of the project. 

  

Other Support for Honors Students

Honors students may request support from the Gordy Honors College for other academic activities such as participation in the Honors study abroad program, and the Honors College supports student participation at the regional and national conferences of the National Collegiate Honors Council. The Honors College also provides opportunities on campus for members of the Honors College to attend cultural events for free and supports book purchases for the the W's Common Reading Initiative, meetings with guest speakers, attendance at special events, and social events.

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