Funding Opportunities

  • Conference Travel Fund

    The CTG is intended to provide financial support to students in the Clemson University Honors college planning to attend, or present at, professional academic conferences related to their academic interests.

    For additional information see the Conference Travel Grant website.

  • Departmental Honors Research Grants

    Students who are participating in a Departmental Honors Program may apply for funds to support their Departmental Honors Research projects in the fall and spring semesters.

    For additional information see the Departmental Honors Research Grants website.

  • Duckenfield Scholars Program

    The Duckenfield Scholars Program enables one member of the Clemson University Honors College, who demonstrates extraordinary talent, motivation, commitment and ability, to attend St. Peter's College in Oxford, England during the summer. The annual selection of the Duckenfield Scholar is highly competitive and requires submission of a written application and personal interviews. Visit the Duckenfield Scholars Program website for more information or email Melissa Hawkins if you have further questions at melisso@clemson.edu.

  • Educational Enrichment Travel Grants

    This grant provides life-changing educational experiences outside the classroom. These experiences may be internships, foreign study, public service projects or other significant undertakings that are consistent with the student's educational, career and/or personal goals.

    For additional information, visit the Educational Enrichment Travel Grants website.

  • Summer 2021 Mini-Grants

    The Clemson University Honors College is offering Educational Enrichment Grants for students to use for virtual / home-based experiences during Summer of 2021. Competitive applications will propose activities that contribute to your intellectual, academic, and/or professional growth; create something of value to others in your community; advance your "core competencies" (including engagement, innovation, and professionalism); and/or provide an opportunity for creativity in the arts or other areas.

    This summer, the Honors College is placing special emphasis on community – addressing Global Issues, but in your home community. We are challenging students to identify local issues, no matter the size, to address with funding from the Honors College. Additionally, as in our traditional summer grant program, these Honors grants may also be used for stand-alone programs, virtual study abroad (not tuition), independent research, and academic and professional development. Funds may not be used to support travel or travel-related activities.

    Students may request up to $3000, although we anticipate that the majority of the awards will be in the range of $500 - $1500.

    Examples of possible student initiatives include (but are not limited to):

    • third-party virtual opportunities identified by the student
    • learning a new skill or language (but note that students can access Rosetta Stone for free from the Clemson library!)
    • research or creative projects
    • creation of resources for community engagement or enhancement

     

    Examples of grants from last year include:

    • Purchasing books for a book club formed by several Honors students
    • Funds to attend virtual conferences and workshops
    • Funding for a kit to build a prosthetic hand
    • Funding for Zoom piano lessons

     

    RULES for University funds Summer 2021

    • Students must commit to 4 weeks of work. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.5 and be in good standing with the Honors College.
    • Students will need to submit all receipts to verify expenditures. See below.
    • Honors grant funds cannot pay for tuition but can pay for fees, equipment, or certain professional development expenses.
    • Honors grant funds cannot pay for living expenses (e.g. meals, rent, etc.) or commuting costs.
    • Honors grant funds cannot pay for travel of any kind or support non-travel components of your planned travel experience.
    • If you are proposing a group project with other Honors students, all students must apply separately, and all students must note in their applications the names of all the other students in the group.

     

    IF YOUR PROPOSAL IS FUNDED:

    • ALL ITEMS COVERED BY THE GRANT MUST BE PURCHASED BY JUNE 15, AND ALL RECEIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JULY 1 TO SONJA MASSEY at smassey@clemson.edu. EXCEPTIONS WILL BE PERMITTED ONLY IF IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO PURCHASE ITEMS PRIOR TO JUNE 15, AND THEN ONLY IF APPROVED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.
    • Students will need to purchase items covered by the grant and will be reimbursed via TigerPay after receipts are submitted. Note: If advancing these funds creates a financial hardship for you or your family, please contact Jenny Wirtz at jwirtz@clemson.edu for assistance.
    • By August 15, you must upload to the Honors College a brief PowerPoint presentation (at least 10 slides, no more than 25) that substantiates your summer work. These presentations will become the property of the Honors College and can be used for purposes such as publicity or advertising. You must also send the Honors College a photo illustrating your summer experience. Your photo and PowerPoint may be used by the Honors College for publicity or other purposes.
    • We encourage recipients to list this grant and any relevant products on their resume as a reflection of their academic and professional development during this unprecedented time in history.

     

    Applications open February 8, 2021 and close March 1, 2021 at 5pm. Please email melisso@clemson.edu with any questions.

TigerPay

Do YOU plan to receive funds from the Honors College? You MUST set up TigerPay!

Honors students must register with TigerPay in order to receive funds from the Honors College.  (This includes all reimbursements and grants – travel, conference, research, etc.)  Eventually, all Clemson departments will be using this method for reimbursements.

Registering for TigerPay allows the Honors College to reimburse and distribute grant funds by putting the funds directly into the student’s bank account. These funds include Honors-related pre-approved purchases, and grants, such as Educational Enrichment Travel Grants and Conference Travel Grants.

Important Tips:

If you use a “g.clemson.edu” email address, you need to drop the “g” when linking the email address to your bank.

After you tap the link above, you choose your bank and depending on what bank you use, the instructions are different. With TD, for example, you log into your online banking account, then go to transfers, and find the tab that says “send money with Zelle.” Make sure you use your Clemson email with no “g,” and your personal cell number (not home) in order to register.

The part of the registration process that links you to Clemson is your email address. This enables Zelle to be used for money transferring.

Once Clemson puts money into your account, (through Zelle) you will receive an email from Zelle notifying you.  You will not receive any notifications until there is money put into your account.

If you do not have a bank that is listed, you will have to choose that option and provide a little more information than students who do have a bank listed. If you have issues please call customer support number 1-866-839-3488.

You may call Jenny Wirtz in the Honors office at 864-656-0569 for questions related directly to the Honors College.  But we can not answer questions related to setting up your TigerPay.  Please call their support number (above) about setting up your TigerPay account.