Educational Enrichment Travel Grants (EETGs) are designed to fund out of the classroom, life-changing experiences that take place away from Clemson and the Upstate of South Carolina. These experiences may be internships, research, public service projects, or other significant undertakings that are consistent with a student’s educational or career goals. Study Abroad or other credit-bearing experiences 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.
EETGs support activities and experiences that will take place for at least one month during the summer break. Please note, Winter Break grants have been discontinued. Except under very unusual circumstances, funding for a summer experience will not exceed $3000. Awards may support travel, program fees, subsistence and other needs 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 Honors College upon completion of the project or activity.
It is expected that the enrichment activity will take place away from the Clemson area. Applications for international experiences are especially welcome. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate commitment of financial support from other sources, including personal funds. Upon their return to campus, EETG recipients will be expected to submit a written report and submit 2 photos of their experience. Forms for the report and uploading pictures can be found at https://www.applyweb.com/apply/calhhonr/index.html Recipients will also be required to participate in an EETG poster forum during the fall semester.
Awards are highly competitive and will be based on the following:
EETG 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 moths, so EETG applicants should begin the Request process as early as possible.
For details about this policy and instructions for processing a Request, see: www.clemson.edu/studyabroad/travel-warnings.
*You must ask a Clemson faculty or staff member for a Letter of Support for your experience. The letter should address the substance of your proposed experience and address the selection criteria (above). YOU are responsible for asking for the letter and making sure it is sent to cuhonors-L@clemson.edu no later than 11:59pm on March 1.