Honors Student Grant Program

Honors Student Grant Program

 

The Honors Student Grant Program

Purpose

The purpose of the Honors Student Grant Program is to provide funding for current Honors student’s out-of-the classroom projects. The Temple Honors Program believes that in order to be successful, one should be intellectually curious, socially courageous, achieve academic excellence, and show integrity in leadership, which are the pillars of the Program. These funds will help students achieve their goals while being productive citizens. The projects funded are co-curricular (non-credit bearing) in nature and do not have any association with the student’s tuition, fees or activities related to coursework. 

Guidelines for Proposals

Interested applicants must submit the Honors Student Grant Program application. This application asks students to provide basic personal information, a brief summary of the project, the amount of money requested, a solid background and rationale, clear project description, budget, and plan of evaluation.

Ideal proposals may include but are not limited to funding for local transportation passes, money to support travel and attendance fees for conferences, and items that help students complete their co-curricular goals. Proposals that will not be accepted are anything required for coursework, tuition or fees, books, housing, or food.  We are open to creative use of the funds. 

Criteria

Project must be co-curricular in nature. It can not be tied, in any way, to classroom assignments or any graduation requirements.

  1. The project addresses an interest of the student, related or unrelated to their academic career, and is elaborated on in their personal statement.

  2. The project addresses a well-defined deficiency in the student’s community or redresses a challenge identified by the student and related to their intellectual/academic interests.

  3. The student has a demonstrated history of pursuing challenging academic ideas and integrating interests in and outside of the classroom.

  4. The project requires a student to develop or exhibit leadership--ex. Training and leading personnel, collaboration with other offices/orgs.

Evaluation Process

An Honors Student Grant Committee will review all proposals in on ongoing basis. This committee can be made up of Honors staff, students, alumni, and stakeholders. Projects will be judged on how they satisfy each of the criteria listed in the guidelines. Projects that hold up the pillars of the Honors Program will be noted.

The committee is not obligated to award a grant each review period. The committee can also award as many grants as there is money to be awarded during each review. 

Eligibility to Submit Proposals

All current Honors students in good standing are eligible to apply for the Honors Student Grant. Students must have at least a 3.25 GPA and be active (be taking Honors classes) in the Program. Only one proposal may be submitted by an individual student per semester, but students can submit proposals in multiple semesters.

Submit an Application HERE