Honors Scholarships

The Honors Program itself does not award funding to first year students, 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.

Honors Freshmen

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 

Oaklawn Scholarship

This scholarship award is for an Honors student who will be juniors (by credit hours obtained) by the next fall semester and yet were not eligible for merit aid upon their admission to UConn. Please visit the Oaklawn Scholarship Application website for more information and to apply.

William P. O’Hara Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship award is for an Honors student who demonstrates academic achievement, is enrolled full-time in either CLAS or the School of Fine Arts, and demonstrates an interest in music. Please visit the William P. O’Hara Endowed Scholarship Fund Application website for more information and to apply.

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.

Honors Seniors

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.

Eligibility:

  1. Be a senior undergraduate student or graduate student
  2. Be enrolled in the University’s Honors Program or participate in Enrichment Programs at the Storrs, CT campus
  3. Demonstrate exceptional academic achievement
  4. 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.

For questions, please contact LuAnn Saunders-Kanabay
(Assistant Director, Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships)
860-486-1255  |  luann.saunders-kanabay@uconn.edu

Enrichment Funding