Grants & Scholarships
FUSE grants support undergraduate students' intellectual development by fostering active engagement in the areas of research, creative and scholarly activities, and/or artistic performances.
All undergraduate students in good academic standing who will reach at least sophomore status at the time of award may apply. FUSE is well-suited for sophomore and junior level undergraduates.
The Faculty-Undergraduate Student Engagement (FUSE) grant applications for the Spring 2020 competition are now available online.
FUSE grants are designed to support undergraduate students’ intellectual development by fostering active engagement in the areas of research, creative and scholarly activities, and/or artistic performances. All undergraduate students in good academic standing who have reached at least sophomore status are eligible to apply.
Students should email their completed application form and proposal narrative to their faculty mentor (cc: firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 14, 2019.
Finalized applications, consisting of both the student and faculty mentor sections, should be emailed by the faculty mentor as a single file attachment to email@example.com by October 21, 2018. Should you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honors Development Grants (HDGs) are designed to support Honors students’ intellectual development by providing a maximum award of $500 to offset costs for:
· Traveling to professional conferences to present academic papers
· Conducting academic research or projects
· Purchasing tangible items to support academic endeavors.
· Working in an internship that closely relates to a student's major and/or future profession
All students in good standing with the Mahurin Honors College are eligible to apply for an HDG, and students must remain in good standing with the Mahurin Honors College to receive HDG funds. Students who are on warning may apply for an Honors Development Grant, but they will have lower funding priority.
Capstone Experience/Thesis Excellence Grants (CE/T Excellence) are for students who need additional funds to significantly expand the scope and impact of their CE/T projects.
- Applicants must have an approved CE/T Proposal on file before applying.
- Recipients are eligible for up to $1,500 in funds.
- CE/T Excellence Grant awards are rare and are determined by the Mahurin Honors College based on the projects’ ability to gain a wide academic audience due to the additional funding; students not chosen for a CE/T Excellence Grant will still be considered for HDG funding of $500 maximum.
To apply for an HDG, please fill out the HDG application form; the link to the application is at the bottom of this webpage. Be sure to supply all requested information and materials. Receipts, invoices, and Project Advisor letter will need to be submitted separately.
Deadlines will be posted on the Mahurin Honors College website
· HDG applications turned in after a deadline will not be considered until the next deadline.
OSD staff members help students apply for nationally competitive scholarships by assisting students in finding opportunities to be engaged in their chosen fields beyond the classroom and aiding them in the process of finding the right programs, making important contacts, developing strong proposals, and revising numerous drafts. The office works with students on all WKU campuses and in all majors and degree programs. Additionally, we offer support to faculty and staff members in their endeavors to assist individual students and promote research, creative activities, and achievement university-wide.