Grants and Awards

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Honors Undergraduate Research Grant

This grant supports Honors students who are completing any research or creative project under the supervision of a TCU faculty mentor.

Award: Dependent on the indicated need of the research/creative project

How to Apply: Student and faculty mentor must complete portions of the application, which can be submitted by the student either by email or on paper.

Application Timeline: Fall applications accepted Sept. 1 – Nov. 15. Spring applications accepted Jan 15 – March 31.

Application Form (printable)

Application Form (fillable)

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a current student of the John V. Roach Honors College.
  • Student must be in good standing and have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their courses at TCU.
  • Student must have a supervising faculty mentor for their project.

TCU Honors Scholar Award

This grant supports students’ unique and creative endeavors, on or off campus, in alignment with the mission of the Honors College. The recipient(s) will be announced at the Honors Banquet.

Award Amount: Ranges from $200-$2,500

How to Apply: Submit online application, proposal, budget sheet (PDF) (WORD DOC), and two letters of recommendation.

Application Timeline: More information coming soon!

Online application: Application CLOSED

Eligibility:

  • This award is available to current first-, second-, third-, and fourth-year students of the John V. Roach Honors College.
  • Applicants must submit the online application, a proposal (maximum 1,000 words), a budget sheet, and two letters of recommendation (see details in application).
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Paul Wassenich Founder’s Medal Competition

This award honors Dr. Paul Wassenich, the first Director of the TCU Honors Program. Submissions of scholarly achievement should reflect some of the admirable qualities possessed by Dr. Wassenich. Read more about him on the application form. The recipient will be announced at the Honors Banquet.

Wassenich Founder’s Medal Entries must fulfill the following criteria:

A substantial scholarly achievement in the form of research papers or essays, collections of original poetry, or artistic or musical creations accompanied by interpretive commentary. Such works must reflect some of the dimensions of award’s namesake: Dr. Paul Wassenich.

  • A theologian by training, Wassenich was interested in questions of value, integrity, and service to society. His style of teaching challenged students to think through issues and to come to some knowledge and position on the basis of focused reading and careful thinking about the subject at hand.
  • He cherished ways of making learning interesting and yet utilitarian, making it the vehicle for formation of values, the stimulus for living creatively in culture.
  • Some part of the entry should have a first person quality, reflecting the student’s own values.

The entry may be one created for a class and modified to meet the criteria, or one created specifically for The Founder’s Medal competition. Interpretive commentary on works of art, though shorter than a research paper, should be of comparable substance.

Award Amount: $1,000

How to Apply: Submit online application and an original essay, research paper, collection of poetry, visual art, or musical piece. Visual art and musical pieces must be accompanied by a written interpretive commentary.

Application Timeline: More information coming soon!

Online application: Application CLOSED

Eligibility:

  • This award is available to current first-, second-, third-, and fourth-year students of the John V. Roach Honors College (must be in good standing).
  • Entry Guidelines:
    • Length: 12 – 25 pages
    • Entry must be in acceptable scholarly form:
      • Typed
      • Double-spaced
      • 12-point font
      • One-inch margins
      • Must include a cover page that lists student name and title of work
  • Senior Honors Projects/Theses are not eligible for consideration for the Wassenich Founder’s Medal.

Brachman Honors Scholarship for Summer Study Abroad

Honors students who are studying abroad through a TCU Study Abroad Program or TCU Partner Program during the summer of 2020 are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Award Amount: Varies annually, but can range from $400 – $600

How to Apply: Submit online application.

Application Timeline: More information coming soon!

Online application: Application CLOSED

Eligibility:

  • This award is available to current first-, second-, third-, and fourth-year students of the John V. Roach Honors College (must be in good standing).
  • This scholarship is available only for students studying abroad during the summer through a TCU Study Abroad Program or a TCU Approved Program (CIEE, IES, SIT, or Oxford).
  • TCU Study Abroad programs: http://studyabroad.tcu.edu/study-abroad-programs/tcu-summer-programs/
    • Honors Explorations Programs do not qualify.

If you have any questions, please call 817-257-7125 or email honors.grants@tcu.edu.

 

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