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CU Honors College

Honors Success Grants

Creating Opportunity

Honors Success Grants are intended to cover the unexpected, unanticipated opportunities that fall outside of the parameters or timelines of the other Honors grants.

Program Details

  • Success grant applications are considered on a rolling basis as funding allows.
  • They are reviewed on the first Monday of each month.
  • Students will be notified of funding by the end of the month of submission.
  • All grants are subject to university rules and regulations.
  • Partial funding may be awarded, as student initiative in pursuing funding from other sources is highly encouraged.
  • Proposals that are suited for other types of Honors grants will not be accepted. It is important that students stay alert to other grant types and their timelines.

Ineligible Expenses

Success grants cannot be used to cover:

  • Tuition at Clemson or another institution
  • Clemson on-campus housing
  • Publication fees (note: these are often predatory publishers - the Clemson Library has excellent support to determine whether a publisher is predatory)
  • Proposals that attempt to circumvent limits on repeat funding (e.g., you cannot receive success grant funding to travel to an academic conference if you have already received funding through an Honors College Conference Travel Grant)


  • Students who receive a Success grant may be asked to present about their funded experience in a written or poster format.
  • Additional requirements of a funded experience will be discussed with the student and based on the type of opportunity the grant is fulfilling. 


Questions related to Success or other types of grants can be directed to Melissa Hawkins at

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