Calhoun Honors College

Educational Enrichment Travel Grants

Educational Enrichment Travel Grants (EETG) are designed to fund life-changing educational experiences that take place away from Clemson and outside of the classroom. These experiences may be internships, rersearch, public service projects or other significant undertakings that are consistent with a student's educational or career goals. Study Abroad courses will not be funded through EETGs unless they contain a substantial research or service component. In keeping with the spirit and objectives of Clemson University's "2020 Road Map," priority will be given to proposals that, in the judgment of the review committee, show promise for contributing to a strong and potentially successful application for an extramural fellowship.  Such fellowships include, but are not limited to, the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Mitchell, Goldwater and Udall scholarships, and Fulbright Grants.

IMPORTANT TRAVEL WARNING:

Educational Enrichment Travel Grant applicants must determine whether the country to which they plan to travel is subject to a US Department of State Travel Warning. http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html.

If so, students must submit a "Request to Allow Travel to Countries Subject to Travel or Travel Health Warnings" (Request) to obtain a waiver. The waiver must be obtained before funds for an EETG can be disbursed to the student. This process can take 3 or more months, so EETG applicants should begin the Request process as soon as they apply for an EETG, if not before.

For details about this policy and instructions for processing a Request, see: www.clemson.edu/studyabroad/travel-warnings

There are two types of EETGs:

  • Summer Grants: Support activities and experiences that require and will take place for at least one month during the summer. Normally, Summer awards are funded up to $3,000. Proposals above this amount may be considered under unusual circumstances. Awards may support travel, subsistence and other needs as deemed legitimate by the review committee. If equipment items are requested, the proposal must justify the need and purpose. Non-perishable items become the property of the Calhoun Honors College upon completion of the project or activity.
  • Winter Grants: Support activities and experiences that will take place over Clemson's Winter Break and are ideally at least two weeks in duration. Normally, awards are made up to $1500.  All other rules as stated for Summer Awards apply to Winter Break Awards.

Students are eligible for grants of up to $3000 per academic year (winter break and the following summer.)  Students may receive grants for both winter break and the following summer, but the cumulative amount may not exceed $3000 except in unusual circumstances as approved by the Calhoun Honors College Director.

It is expected that the enrichment will take place away from the Clemson University campus. Applications for overseas experiences are especially encouraged. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate commitment of financial support from other sources, including personal funds. Upon completion of the experience and return to campus, the student will be expected to provide a written report and make a public presentation on his or her experiences.

Applicants must be members of the Calhoun Honors College with at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA at the time the EETG is awarded and, in general, must have at least one full academic year remaining on their undergraduate degree after completing the proposed enrichment experience.  Applications from students who have less than one full academic year remaining will be considered only under special circumstances, and only if the student can demonstrate the relevance of the project to his or her immediate professional goals.

After returning from your travels you are required to submit the EETG Post Experience Form. The form can be found by logging back into your College Net account here https://www.applyweb.com/apply/calhhonr/index.html.  It asks for no more than two pictures uploaded and a description of 1000 words or less.

Applications Deadlines

  • Applications for Summer Grants are accepted between December 1 and April 1 each year.
  • Applications for Winter Break Grants are accepted between September 1 and November 15 each year.

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