The Honors Experience Grant (HEG), funded with the support of the Honors College Fee, is open to Honors students in all majors across campus. It is designed to help students achieve their long‐term goals by supporting research, study abroad, creative activities, student‐led engagement efforts, or other scholarly activities including internships, conferences, and training opportunities. The goal of the grant program is to fund unique experiences where students will be engaged in their disciplines outside of the classroom. These grants are meant to allow students to pursue their passions, attain their academic and professional goals, and increase their competitiveness for national scholarships and fellowships.
With the HEG, students may apply for up to $2,000. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; however, students are encouraged to apply well in advance as grants are contingent upon the availability of funds. Also, please note that a student could be awarded multiple HEG grants for different projects, but may only receive and use one HEG per academic year.
Complete applications include a budget, a detailed proposal narrative, and one faculty/academic advisor recommendation.
Proposal Narrative: Write a detailed proposal narrative (Character limit = 2,500) that includes the following information: the objectives of the project, expected results, and the significance of the project to your long‐term goals.
Faculty/Academic Advisor Evaluation: Upon submission of the HEG application in InfoReady, the Faculty/Academic Advisor listed on the application will be prompted to complete the recommendation form in InfoReady. It is up to the student to ensure that the recommender understands the student’s proposal and will support him or her throughout the term of the grant.
If you require further assistance or clarification, please contact the Honors College.