Honors Program Scholarships

George Alden & Amelia Peabody Awards

The Honors Program awards scholarship monies provided by the George Alden Trust and the Amelia Peabody Scholarship Fund to students who have financial need and complete the honors eligibility requirements.

Each year, over $200,000 is given to Honors students in the form of scholarships from these funds. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of a student’s GPA, demonstrated financial need and active participation in the Honors Program.

The Amelia Peabody Scholarship fund is available for students who have good academic standing, demonstrate financial need, and actively participate in the Honors Program. The George Alden Trust is available for students who have good academic standing, demonstrate financial need, actively participate in the Honors Program, and maintain permanent residency or exclusively reside in Worcester County, Massachusetts.

The application opens on January 15, 2014 for the 2014-2015 Academic Year and is due on April 4, 2014.

Gladys Brooks Honors Award

The Gladys Brooks Honors award provides a $2,500 research stipend to a student with an approved Honors in the Discipline proposal. This is a competitive process that students can apply for during the spring term each academic year.

The application is accepted throughout the academic year.

Fairchild Senior Fellowship

Supported by the Fairchild Foundation, the Fairchild Senior Fellowship provides financial support to students working on their Honors in the Discipline Project. The award funds students with a research stipend of $500 to $2,500. This is a competitive process that students can apply for during the spring term each academic year.

The application is accepted throughout the academic year.

J.A. Coolidge Achievement Award

Established in 1977 in honor of Professor Coolidge. The Joseph Arthur Coolidge Achievement Award is awarded to outstanding student(s) majoring in Physics, Mathematics or other Sciences. The award is based primarily on distinguished academic achievement with additional consideration given to character, participation in extra-curricular activities on and off campus and qualities of leadership.

The application is accepted throughout the academic year.

Honors Early Research Grants

Students may apply for Honors Early Research Grants for small projects early in their undergraduate career. These grants of $500 help pay for laboratory supplies and other types of research related expenses on projects that include preliminary work towards an honors thesis. This is a competitive process.

The application is accepted throughout the academic year.

Honors Travel Grants

Travel grants of up to $500 are available for students to participate in National Collegiate Honors Council programs such as the annual meetings and other NCHC activities during the year. In addition, funds are available for travel expenses related to community service initiatives and other student programs. This award does not qualify for Dialogues of Civilization, Alternative Spring Break or International Coop. Students are limited to one travel grant. This is a competitive process.

The application is accepted throughout the academic year.

NCHC Partners in the Parks

Partners in the Parks is an experiential learning program sponsored by the National Collegiate Honors Council in cooperation with the US National Park Service. Each year the Honors Program provides the registration fee for a group of students so that they have the chance to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to travel to different parts of the country.

The application will be due in the Spring 2014 semester.