The Honors Program itself does not award funding to freshmen, though you may have received a scholarship through Undergraduate Admissions when you enrolled at the University. For current students, a limited number of funding opportunities are available, strongly supported by the generous contributions of alumni and donors.
Holster Scholars First Year Project
The Holster Scholars program is a highly selective enrichment opportunity for curious first-year Honors students who wish to complete an independent project in the summer following their freshman year. Learn more.
Honors Sophomores or Juniors
This program is for Honors students who were not awarded merit aid upon admission to UConn and will be juniors (by credit hours attained) by the next fall semester. Selection is based on a combination of academic excellence, involvement in UConn’s Honors Program, and leadership. Deadline to apply: February 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM. Use the following link to access additional information and the application. Any questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
William P. O’Hara Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship awards $500 to an undergraduate in the Honors Program who demonstrates academic achievement, is enrolled full-time in either CLAS or the School of Fine Arts at UConn, and expresses an interest in music. Deadline to apply: February 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM. Use the following link to access additional information and the application. Any questions should be directed to email@example.com.
Rowe Scholars Program
In Fall 2012, this highly competitive program (originally designed just for incoming first-year students from backgrounds underrepresented in health care, who are interested in health professions) enrolled its first cohort of rising juniors. Learn more.
Philip and Barbara Kaplan Scholarship
This award was established by UConn alumni Ambassador Philip S. Kaplan and Barbara Kaplan to support a student of exceptional academic achievement with a demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career in international public service.
- Be a senior undergraduate student or graduate student
- Be enrolled in the University’s Honors Program or participate in Enrichment Programs at the Storrs, CT campus
- Demonstrate exceptional academic achievement
- Demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in international public service
Not Currently Accepting Applications
Application materials include a 500-word personal essay explaining the candidate’s career objectives, an unofficial transcript, and one letter of recommendation from a faculty member.