Two scholarship awards for incoming freshmen are directly tied to the Gordy Honors College. Each requires participation in the Gordy Honors College Residential Honors Program (RHP) and completion of the four-year honors curriculum. These include:
Centennial Award. This competitive scholarship is the highest level of scholarship offered by the W. Qualified students are notified when they apply to the W, and they should participate in either the fall or the spring Award Recognition Day.
Honors Award. Students are notified when they apply to the W if they are qualified for this competitive scholarship. To be considered, they should participate in either the fall or the spring Award Recognition Day.
For both Centennial and Honors Scholars, failure to remain a member in good standing of the RHP or the Honors College results in forfeiture of the scholarship.
Members in good standing in the Gordy Honors College may apply for grants to support their independent research projects. The grants typically support one of the following: equipment needed to complete the project, travel to archives or libraries for research, or travel to conferences to present research.
Applying for a Research Grant
The grant application form is available at Honors College Forms. To ensure that discipline standards are met by the student in using the designated funds, any application should be reviewed by the student’s faculty committee before it is submitted to the Honors office. The application should be sent in hard copy to the Honors College office (W-1607) or may be hand delivered. Applications will be considered by members of the Honors Faculty Committee.
For fall semester 2015, the deadlines for applications for grants to support independent research projects are:
HO 402: September 10
HO 401: December 1
Applications for support for presenting at conferences may be submitted on a rolling basis. These must be received in the Honors College office no later than 21 days prior to the conference presentation for which support is being requested. Members of the Honors Faculty 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 final grant report must be submitted within 14 days of the completion of the purchase or activity. The report should be sent in hard copy to the Honors College office (W-599) or may be hand delivered.
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.