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Honors & Scholars Grants

Honors & Scholars Programs students in good standing are eligible to apply for grant funding to cover expenses related to travel (e.g. study abroad, service trips, attending a conference) or research (e.g. lab supplies).

NOTE: Haslam Scholars should request funding here.

Grant applications for research supplies and travel are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed monthly with awards granted throughout the year. Grant applications for study abroad should apply by the deadlines listed below.

January Mini-Term and Spring Semester Deadline: October 31
May Mini-Term and Summer Semester Deadline: March 31
Fall Semester and Full Academic Year Deadline: June 30

Study abroad/travel applicants: expected grant amounts depend on quality of application and length of trip. For example, for a short term study abroad, students should only expect to receive ~$500. For summer trips, the average amount received is ~$750-1000. For longer, semester long trips, the average amount received is ~$1250-2000.

In evaluating grant applications, we consider the following:

  1. The overall quality of the application
  2. Availability of funds
  3. Financial need
  4. Scope/duration/cost of the travel/research endeavor

*No incomplete applications will be considered.*

If you have any questions regarding the Honors & Scholars Grant Application, please contact Dr. Karmen Stephenson at