What is a Honors Experiential Learning Award?

The Honors College provides grants of up to $500 to defray the cost of educational pursuits, professional development, research, service, or other experiential learning opportunities. Examples include, but are not limited to: presenting a paper at an academic conference, the costs of equipment and supplies for a specific project, or participating in an alternative spring break service program. All Honors College students can apply anytime they need funding and not limited to how many times you can apply.

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Stacie Garza

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Honors College

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Eligibility and How to Apply

Applications are due by the 1st day of each month from October to May. To apply, go to the UTSA Scholarship Hub. Students rejected at one cycle are encouraged to get feedback on their application, which will be provided, and may resubmit. Though we do offer some large awards each year, most grants will range in the $150-$500 range.

What It Covers

Please note that while the Honors College can sponsor expenses such as airfare and conference registration, it cannot pay for local travel expenses (rideshare or taxis), meals, or reimburse students for expenses. Depending on the project expenses, it may be possible to issue a Development Award as a tuition scholarship or loan reduction. The Honors College must abide by federal regulations regarding financial aid, so there may be some cases in which an award cannot be provided based on the student’s existing scholarship package.

For eligibility and other questions, please email Stacie Garza, Director of Scholarships at the Honors College.

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Opportunities within the Honors College

The Honors College offers students the opportunity to participate in a number of different programs to further expand knowledge, especially in the realms of professional development, leadership development, and public service. Special programs are fully integrated into the Honors College curriculum, making credit transfer simple and ensuring that students are working toward Honors requirements.