To be eligible for an Honors Undergraduate Fellowship, you must:
Some fellowships have been awarded to students not in the Honors College, but Honors College students always have priority in proposals of equal merit or in the event of limited funds. Proposals to fund a non-Honors College student should include rationale specific to the project and the student.
All fellows are required to participate in at least one roundtable discussion of the fellowship during each semester you are funded. You will be notified of available times. If you know in advance that you cannot participate—because you will be abroad, for example, you should state this on your application.
All full-time Ball State faculty members are eligible mentors for the Honors Undergraduate Fellows program. Others may serve as mentors with the approval of the advisory committee.
Proposals for Honors Undergraduate Fellowships may be initiated by either students or faculty. Normally, a student and faculty mentor submit a proposal together. The proposals are reviewed by the Honors Undergraduate Fellows Program Advisory Committee, which includes the dean and associate dean of the Honors College, one representative of the Student Honors Council, and a representative of the Honors College Advisory Council. This committee determines the eligibility of proposals.
Each proposal is assessed on its own merits. The first criterion for eligibility is always the fellowship’s benefit for the student. The committee considers the following general questions:
If the faculty member does not request a specific student as the fellow for the proposal, the dean of the Honors College may attempt to match an appropriate student with the accepted proposal. If no student can be found, the fellowship will not be funded.
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