Rendle A. Jones ’65 and Patricia K. Jones ’65 Honors Thesis Fellowship

Application Deadline: 5pm 11 October 2019 Extended to Monday, Oct. 21, 2019

Letter of Support Deadline: 5pm 18 October 2019 Extended to Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

The Rendle A. Jones ’65 and Patricia K. Jones ’65 Honors Thesis Fellowship is intended for students who wish to investigate legal service in the public arena through qualitative and quantitative research.

The Jones Honors Thesis Fellowship encourages thesis students to focus on exploring legal service in the public arena through the history of the law or current affairs related to public health and human services, community development and conservation, or policy issues on a wide range of topics.

Jones Honors Thesis Fellows are students in the Honors College at the University of Maine whose undergraduate thesis research demonstrates significant understanding and insight into the broad area of legal service in the public arena.

Guidelines

  • Jones Honors Thesis Fellows are awarded $2000 towards their thesis research.
  • Thesis research must be in the area of legal service in the public arena. Preference will be given to students who wish to explore, through qualitative and quantitative research, the history of the law or current affairs related to public health and human services, community development, and conservation or policy issues on a wide range of topics.
  • Fellowships are granted based on the evaluation of a written proposal, previous work in Honors and the major, and the potential to produce outstanding thesis work.
  • Financial need may be considered in the decision-making process.
  • To be eligible, a student must:
    • be enrolled in Honors 498 and Honors 499 during the year of the fellowship,
    • have completed all prior Honors curriculum requirements by the year of the fellowship,
    • and be in good standing in the Honors College (GPA greater than or equal to 3.30).
  • The fellowship committee may consider special exceptions to the above guidelines on a case-by-case basis.
  • This award is given out at the discretion of the fellowship committee.

Process

  • To apply, a student must:
    • Submit an application;
    • Include a Résumé
    • write an essay describing your thesis project, how it relates to the intent of the Fellowship, and how the Fellowship will support your work in that endeavor;
    • request a letter of support from the thesis advisor addressing the student’s potential for the project as well as its impact. This will be emailed by the Thesis Advisor to Katie Kurz at kkurz@maine.edu
  • Completed applications and supporting materials must be submitted by the deadline listed above; applications will not be accepted later than this deadline.

Notification

The fellowship committee will notify applicants as to the decision on their proposals no later than two weeks after the application packets are complete.

  • Acknowledgement of the Rendle A. Jones ’65 and Patricia K. Jones ’65 Honors Thesis Fellowship should be included in any posters, publications, the thesis itself, etc. that result from the supported work: “This work was made possible in part by the support of the Rendle A. Jones ’65 and Patricia K. Jones ’65 Honors Thesis Fellowship.”
  • The Committee may choose not to give an award in any given year