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$1,200 Honors College Student Fellowships (Updated August 2018)

$1,200 Honors College Student Fellowship is an award given to a Commonwealth Honors student for pre-approved scholarly activity that is guided by a mentor. Fellowships are awarded for research, creativity, theme-based reading, author-based reading, community engagement, curating, or entrepreneurial projects. Fellowships awarded in August 2018 and beyond qualify as Impactful Experiences and, as such, must have the following properties:

  • ​a reading component
  • a writing component
  • a speaking component

Since this fellowship is an Impactful Experience , it satisfies the H4 honors requirement.  

The fellowship is credited to a student’s tuition and fee bill. Half of this award ($600) is given at the start of the fellowship while the second $600 is released when the fellowship is satisfactorily completed. To complete a fellowship, the student must fill out and submit an Honors College Fellowship Packet.

Both the writing and speaking components are important features of a fellowship and they should be performed with care and pride. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to practice and strengthen your writing and your speaking skills. 

Applying for An Honors College Student Fellowship

To apply, the applicant must complete two separate steps:

Step 1: Apply online through Academic Works at between February 1, 2018 and October 31, 2018. To complete this step you must accomplish two sub-steps. They are:

           (a) complete the General Application within Academic Works and

           (b)  click on "apply" when the Honors Scholarhip Endowment opportunity is recommended and follow the instructions.

Step 2: Print out a paper copy of the new Honors College Student Fellowship Application. fill it out, and slide it beneath Jim Canning's office door (O'Leary 302).

To apply for an Honors College Student Fellowship after October 31st, follow Step 2 only.

Note 1: We encourage Honors Students to find a mentor who will work with them to define a suitable activity of mutual interest. Together, a student and a mentor will agree upon their own body of work to be investigated. Ideas for possible fellowships and possible mentors are given in the tabs above. You are not limited by this list.  If, for whatever reason, you cannot find a mentor, indicate that on the application as requested and still pass it in. The Honors College cannot guarantee we will find a mentor for you, but we will know that you exist and we will try to help you.

Note 2:  A student may apply for more than one fellowship. However, it is not likely that a single student will receive more than one fellowship in a given year. We recommend that students submit their application as soon as possible. Applications are processed on a rolling basis until funding is exhausted.