Thesis Scholarships

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. Reimbursement up to a maximum of $150 is standard. In rare cases, when the thesis expenses exceed $150, a student may request additional funds, but granting such a request is dependent on funds available and is not automatic.

Thesis Scholarships

Any student who is completing a Senior Honors Thesis is eligible to apply for one of several Senior Honors Thesis Scholarships. The student does not have to be a member of the Honors College but must have a thesis proposal submitted and approved by the Honors College to be considered for an award. The students must also be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours on the Kent campus in both the fall and spring semesters of their thesis year. These scholarship awards provide the recipient with a minimum of $1,000 for their thesis year.

Applications can be found in the University’s ScholarshipUniverse portal. Sign into ScholarshipUniverse using your Flashline credentials, complete your student profile, and answer embedded questionnaires to identify eligible scholarships. You may also use the Search box in the upper righthand corner of ScholarshipUniverse to search and apply for these specific Honors College scholarships:

  • Honors College Thesis Fund

  • Palmer Honors Research Scholarship

    • Specifically for thesis topics related to English, modern or classical language studies, theatre, biological sciences, geology, political science, economics or music.

  • Sanford E. and Eleonora Dimitsa Marovitz Honors Scholarship

    • Specifically for thesis topics related to any College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) major, the Wick Poetry Center, English or music.

  • Stanford Gregory Honors Thesis Endowment

    • Specifically for thesis topics related to nursing, public health, or pre-med.

  • The David Jaspers and Debra Pyer Honors Endowment

    • Specifically for thesis topics related to mathematics, biological sciences or other STEM related field.

  • Wesley C. Zaynor Honors Scholarship for Research in Psychology

    • Specifically for thesis topics related to psychology or neuroscience.

  • Wilma J. Crawford Senior Honors Thesis Fellowship

All thesis scholarship applications are available starting December 1st and the deadline for submissions is June 1st, 2024.