Expenses and Sponsorship
The Honors College provides several opportunities for financial support for students who complete a Senior Honors Thesis/Project.
Reimbursement for Expenses
Preparation of the manuscript can become somewhat expensive, especially in certain disciplines. The Honors College has limited funds available to help defray these and other expenses connected to the thesis.
Students must keep all receipts for actual expenses incurred and submit them along with the two copies of the completed thesis. Examples of production expenses include photocopy fees, videotapes, film, printer cartridges, etc. Other examples of expenses include survey mailings, materials, and equipment needed during the thesis process. For partial reimbursement of unusual travel expenses, apply separately to the dean. Reimbursement up to a maximum of $150 is standard. In rare cases, when the thesis expenses exceed $150, a student may apply for additional funds, but granting of such a request is dependent on funds available and is not automatic.
A student who is completing a Senior Honors Thesis/Project are eligible to apply for one of several Senior Honors Thesis/Project Fellowships. Fellowships provide students with $1,500 awards for a students’ thesis year.
Thesis fellowships are available on a competitive basis and students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours on the Kent campus to be considered. Students completing a fifth year of study are also eligible to apply. A student must have a thesis proposal submitted and approved to be considered for an award. Thesis Fellowship Applications are available starting February 1 and the deadline for submissions is June 1st.