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Honors Program Departmental Awards

 

Departmental Award

2019-2020 Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020, by 4 pm

In cooperation with WSU College Deans and Program Directors, the Honors Program is pleased to offer Departmental Honors Awards to eligible Departmental Honors students. Each year this award is offered to Departmental Honors students in selected colleges/programs. These awards will cover Utah residential tuition and fees for one academic year, fall and spring semesters. Please see below for a list of this year’s highlighted colleges/programs.

To Be Eligible:

  • You must be a Utah resident;
  • You must be enrolled in 12 to 18 credit hours per semester of the award;
  • You must be a major in one of this year’s highlighted colleges/programs.

Qualifying Criteria:

  • Demonstrate academic excellence with a major GPA of 3.5 or above;
  • Complete at least one Honors-generated class before applying;
  • Enroll in Departmental Honors at least two semesters before applying;
  • Preference will be given to students who receive no other educational scholarships.

"I cannot begin to describe what I felt when I opened the letter that night. That letter told me that the next year of my education would be just a little easier, just a little less stressful. A full year of tuition and fees is equivalent to what I make in about 6 months.  Receiving this scholarship means that I only have to figure out how to pay for my books and living expenses.  It is a load of stress off my shoulders knowing that my schooling is covered by the kindness and generosity of scholarship donors.  This scholarship means that instead of working two jobs, I only have to work one.  This scholarship means that at the end of the day, I know that my student loans won't cripple me after I graduate. Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Words cannot describe the depth of my gratitude." --Brittany Andreasen, 2015-2016 Scholarship recipient

"I am a non-traditional student pursuing a dual major in Musical Theatre and Theatre Education with a minor in English Education.  I am also a nurse, chauffeur, personal assistant, tutor, secretary, and teacher.  In short I am a Mom.  I have four children ranging in age from almost 18 to eight, each with busy lives of their own.  Because my major is so time intensive, along with my busy family, I am unable to work full time and go to school.  Without my Honors Departmental Scholarship I would not be able to pursue my studies and my dreams.  I do not have words for how grateful I am for this scholarship, it has been a life-saver!" --Amanda Harris, 2015-2016 Scholarship recipient

 

Departmental Award Application