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Fellowships and Research Funding

Students in the Honors Program can apply for competitive grand funding through the Investigative Learning Experiences Grant, as well as other competitive fellowships and scholarships.

Investigative Learning Experiences (ILEX) Grant

The Honors Program offers competitive grant funding to students to pursue scholarly, research or creative practice projects. Funding amounts vary, but are generally between $500-800, and are intended to defray project costs, enabling students to focus on the development and implementation of their project. Past projects include:

  • Use of geospatial information systems (GIS) software to study homelessness in St. Louis
  • Travel to South Africa to study HIV/AIDS from a public health perspective
  • Travel to Belize to conduct a social venture feasibility study for a choclate company
  • Creation of a podcast series that promotes civil discussion among people with disparate views

The academic opportunities available through the ILEX grant are as wide-ranging as the students in the Honors Program. For additional information, please see here.

Competitive Fellowships and Scholarships

The University Honors Program also houses the advising function for competitive fellowships and scholarships. Our program coordinator assists students as they develop their application materials for prestigious awards like the Rhodes Scholarship, the Truman Scholarship, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant, and many others. All students are eligible to apply for these awards, but Honors Program students are particularly competitive because of their academic performance, their ambition and their attitude towards service to society. 

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