Honors College Engagement and Opportunity Grant

Students in the Honors College Trajectory Course, Inspired.

The purpose of the Engagement and Opportunity Grant is to provide one-time stop-gap funding to help honors students access opportunities important to their career trajectory that financial barriers may otherwise prevent. Students may be awarded up to $500. Students will submit a blog about the experience once completed.

Expenses Covered by the Engagement and Opportunity Grant

Examples of opportunities to be considered include, but are not limited to:

  • Preprofessional programs testing materials
  • Academic dues and competition participation
  • Leadership and service conferences and workshop opportunities not associated with research
  • Professional development opportunities

Expenses Not Covered by the Engagement and Opportunity Grant

  • Health insurance and study abroad costs
  • Non-essential personal bills
  • Parking tickets, library fines, or other expenses mistakenly incurred
  • Funds for the replacement of non-essential academic lost or stolen items
  • Items covered by other Honors College grants


  • This grant will be awarded based upon financial need.
  • You must be an honors student in good standing with the honors program in the college or school of major, including the minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA (3.330 minimum for architecture students after their 5th semester). This includes maintaining the minimum GPA at time of application, award, and departure.
  • You must be an active Honors College member and an undergraduate at time of application.
  • You must have a minimum of 6 completed honors credit hours taken at the University of Arkansas prior to application. (Note: Some exceptions may be made for transfer students with more than 60 hours from their transfer institution. Contact Dr. Jennie Popp at jhpopp@uark.edu to discuss.)
  • You must be enrolled as a regular full-time student in a course of study both at time of application and travel. Some exceptions may be made in the summer. Contact Dr. Jennie Popp at jhpopp@uark.edu to discuss.
  • Students found responsible for academic integrity violations or violations of the Code of Student Life are not eligible to apply for or receive Honors College grants for at least one year after being sanctioned.
  • Applicants must have room in their Federal Cost of Attendance to take this grant. 

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