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Educational Enrichment Travel Grants

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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. 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. Recipients will be required to participate in an EETG poster forum during the fall semester.

General Conditions

Students may receive more than one award during their undergraduate Honors education.

The awards support activities and experiences that require and will take place during a full summer (minimum of 4 weeks).

Normally awards are made up to $3,000. 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.

The enrichment experience must take place away from the Clemson University campus.  Applications for overseas experiences are especially encouraged.

Applicants should not request funds in conjunction with Departmental Honors requirements or other undergraduate research projects (e.g., Cooperative Education, coursework taken at Clemson University's overseas centers).

Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate commitment of financial support from other sources, including personal funds.

Upon completion of the experience students will make a public poster presentation on his or her experience. You will receive an email with the details.

Students are required to email their finished Power Point presentation (that they created their poster in) to Wini Del Winkler.