Students receiving The W's two highest levels of scholarship, the Centennial and the Honors Awards, participate in the Gordy Honors Residential Program, including Study Abroad in the summer after the sophomore year, and complete the Four-Year Honors Curriculum. When students apply to The W, they are notified if they qualify for these competitive scholarships and are invited to interview.
For more information, visit Scholarships.
Members of the Gordy Honors College may apply for grants to support their independent research projects. The grants typically support one of the following: equipment needed to complete the project, travel to archives or libraries for research, or travel to conferences to present research.
Applying for a Research Grant
The grant application form is available at Honors College Forms. To ensure that discipline standards are met by the student in using the designated funds, any application should be reviewed by the student’s faculty advisor(s) before it is submitted to the Director of the Honors College. The application should be sent in hard copy to the Honors College office (W-1607) or may be hand delivered.
Applications for grant support are accepted on a rolling basis and are evaluated by the Director of the Honors College and members of the Honors Faculty Committee.
Students should explore all other possible avenues of funding before applying for an Honors College grant and are asked to indicate other sources of funding when completing an application.
Rules for Research Grants
All grant applications must be submitted before the purchase or activity for which support is being sought. For research project materials, applications must be received in the Honors College office no later than 30 days prior to the activity in which the materials will be used. For research or conference travel, applications must be received in the Honors College office no later than 30 days prior to the travel for which support is being requested.
Upon completion of the granted activity, the grantee must turn in the final grant report, available at Honors College Forms. The final grant report must be submitted within 14 days of the completion of the activity. The report should be sent in hard copy to the Honors College office (W-1607) or may be delivered in person.
Equipment or other items purchased for research and not fully expended during the research become the property of the Gordy Honors College upon completion of the project and must be turned over to the Honors College.