Honors College Student Experiential Learning Award (HC-SELA)

Applications for 2018-19 are now closed, as the fund has been exhausted.  Applications for 2019-20 will open on August 1, 2019.

The Honors College offers small cash awards of between $100 and $500 each to students pursuing supplemental experiential learning opportunities. These awards are primarily designed to help support off-campus research and education, including attendance at academic conferences, internships, study abroad, and archival visits, among other possibilities. If you have a question about the eligibility of an experiential learning opportunity you have in mind, please contact us to discuss it.

To be eligible for funding, you must be a member of the Honors College in good standing. Students may apply for up to $500 of funding per year twice during their undergraduate career.  Applications are accepted year-round but must be received by the Honors College at least two months in advance of the intended use of the funds.

The application has two parts:

  • Part I must be completed by all applicants.
  • In Part II, select and complete the section that applies to your opportunity—research, conference travel, an off-campus course, or other—and attach the required documentation.

Additional Funding Sources

Students are encouraged to utilize all possible funding sources to support their out-of-class experiential learning opportunities. Below is a list of known sources of further/additional funding. As we do not control, advise, or select students for these opportunities, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of all information (which is correct at the time provided to us, but subject to change).
1. The Douglas D. Randall Young Scientists Development Fund provides travel awards to undergraduate students doing life sciences research as a member of the Interdisciplinary Plant Group, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Comparative Medicine Program, the Division of Biological Sciences, or the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. Recipients may use the award for conference or meeting travel, training workshops or courses, specialized training, or off-campus research training opportunities.
Applications are accepted on a rotating basis.  Please visit their website for deadlines.  If you are interested in applying, additional eligibility information and an application form are available online here.