The Honors Program has two or more $500 scholarships available each semester which can be used for study abroad or other academic endeavors involving travel. These scholarships operate on a reimbursement fund basis.
To apply, simply email a one-page letter describing where you will travel, what you will be doing there, and your proposed budget (for example, airfare, fees, meals) for the scholarship money, to the Honors Program (see Contact Us page), or bring it by our office (McMahon B13).
As a note, this scholarship does not apply to non-academic enrichment of the Rome Abroad Experience, such as alleviating costs associated with participating in that program alone. However, academic or professional pursuits taken on in addition to the Rome Program are eligible for consideration.
Award decisions will be sent to students a few weeks after the deadline.
- November 1, 2023 is the deadline for students traveling or attending conferences during Spring 2024.
- April 1, 2024 is the deadline for students traveling or attending conferences during Summer 2024 or Fall 2024.
The Dr. Ingrid Merkel Endowed Honors Program Fund is used to provide financial support to the University Honors Program. Distributions for the fund may be used for costs of participation by Program students in international educational programs, study abroad programs for academic credit, or other educational or enrichment travel conducted in conjunction with the Program; travel and other costs of participation by Program students in scholarly, academic, or professional conferences; costs of participation by Program students in research projects costs of faculty development in furtherance of the academic mission of the Program; and other aspects of the Program at the Fund Manager's discretion.