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Thesis and other Research Support

  • Charlie Slavin Research Fund
    Support for Honors students conducting undergraduate research.  Up to $200 is available for each successful applicant.  Two grant cycles each year.
  • Bernard Lown Thesis Fellowships
    Support for  students who are writing Honors theses that intersect with the life and work of Dr. Lown ’42, Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 1985.
  • Carolyn Reed Pre-Medical Thesis Fellowships
    Support for students who are writing Honors theses that have a connection to medicine and the work ethic exemplified by Dr. Reed ’72, the first woman to become a member of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
  • Rendle A. Jones ’65 and Patricia K. Jones ’65 Thesis Fellowship                                                     Support for students who express an interest in legal service in the public arena. A preference will be offered for students who wish to explore through qualitative and quantitate research the history of the law or current affairs related to public health & human services, community development, and conservation issues or policy issues on a wide range of topics.

Undergraduate Research in Comparative Functional Genomics
(INBRE/MDIBL collaborations)

Opportunities for Honors College students from second-year through fourth-year who are interested in hands-on, cutting-edge research in functional genomics.    These include summer fellowships, academic year support for third- and fourth-year students, and a very successful course taught at Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory each year during spring break.

See the U.S.!

National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Annual Conference
Each year, the Honors College brings twenty or so students to this event.  Students participate in the academic discourse of the conference while exploring an interesting U.S. city.   Past conferences have been held in Chicago, Denver, San Antonio, Philadelphia, Atlanta, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, and Washington, D.C.

See the world!

Charles V. Stanhope ’71 Study Abroad Fellowships
Funds for Honors College Students studying abroad.  There is typically one $1000 award each year.

Rezendes Global Service Scholarship
Honors College Students who wish to make a difference, both locally and globally.  These scholarships enable a student to take part in a service opportunity far from America’s shores.  Past recipients have traveled to Ireland, Ghana, Peru, and Tanzania!

We want you to go away!
Check out the stories and pictures from our study abroad students.  And, don’t forget, students who study abroad and complete the requirements of the tutorial alternative portfolio have their third-year Honors requirements waived.  Check the details out here.

John M. Rezendes Ethics Essay Competition

This Competition awards a prize of $2800 plus an original engraved sculpture to the University of Maine undergraduate student (not restricted to the Honors College) who writes the strongest essay on the 2013-2014 theme of “The Ethics of Discovery.”