- Students may receive more than one award during their undergraduate Honors education.
- Applicants must be members of the Honors College with at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA at the time of application and, in general, must have at least one full academic year remaining (after completing the proposed enrichment experience) before completing their undergraduate degree.
- The proposed experience should take place for one month (minimum 4 weeks) during summer break.
- Funding for a summer experience is $3,000 or less, with exceptions in well-justified cases.
- Awards may support travel, subsistence and other needs as deemed legitimate by the review committee. Non-perishable items become property of the Honors College. Funds from EETG's must be used for the specific purposes detailed in the student's application. They may not be used for any other purpose, project, or experience without the express and prior approval of the Honors College.
- The enrichment experience must take place away from the Clemson University campus and 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). EETG funds cannot be used for tuition.
- Applicants must disclose financial support from other sources.
- Upon completion of the experience, students will make a public poster presentation about their experience. Students will receive a post experience information email telling them to go back to their ApplyWeb account in order to upload required documents.
- Applications open December 1. ALL application materials are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on March 1. A letter of support from a Clemson faculty or staff member is due no later than March 8. Students must ask a Clemson faculty or staff member for a letter of support, and once their application is received, an email will be automatically generated to their letter writer. The endorsement letter should address the substance of the proposed experience and address the selection criteria. Students are responsible for asking for the letter and assuring it is submitted by March 8, through ApplyWeb. Students can check their Application Status portal any time after they have created an account. Every effort will be made to notify students of the results by April 1.
- For students who need to commit or make a deposit to an experience before April 1, email firstname.lastname@example.org to explain. Every effort will be made to provide you with a decision by your deadline.
- Applicants must upload their program/internship/research experience acceptance or offer letter (or email) with their application on ApplyWeb.
- Students who will not have received acceptance regarding their summer experience by the March 1 EETG deadline, may apply prospectively. In such cases, applications should be as specific as possible. If the award is granted, students must add their program acceptance document into the ApplyWeb account before funds can be disbursed.
Honors College Educational Enrichment Travel Grants
Educational Enrichment Travel Grants (EETGs) are highly competitive. Awards will be based on both the nature and significance of the proposed experience and on the strength of the student's application and supporting materials.
EETGs are designed to fund out of the classroom, life-changing summer break experiences that take place away from Clemson and the Upstate of South Carolina. These experiences may be internships (unpaid), research, public service projects, or other significant undertakings that are consistent with a student’s educational or career goals. Applications for international experiences are especially welcome.
Certain experiences are not eligible for funding. These are experiences that are credit-bearing, unless there is a significant research or service component; or experiences that the student cannot adequately justify as consistent with academic or career aspirations.