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Honors Council Grant Program

Awards for 2014-2015

Program Description:

The goal of this grant program is to encourage the development of Honors Councils of university registered honor society chapters at educational institutions for the purpose of developing university-wide collaboration on co-curriculum high impact practices, functional organizational activities (organizational business and meetings), and support for honor society advisers and officers. Four $1000 grants are available for pilot projects to achieve these objectives.

Examples of Honors Council activities include service-learning, faculty-mentored cross-disciplinary undergraduate research, undergraduate research conference, peer mentoring, peer tutoring, service projects, campus ambassadors for high school senior day, honor society award ceremony, multiple honor society inductions, honors day recognition program, career day, jointly sponsored speakers, recognition of faculty, professor of the month recognition, involvement with alumni, and others of a similar nature. The Honors Council activities should contribute to engagement and leadership development and, ultimately, to great jobs and great lives (Gallup/Purdue University Index Report, 2014).  

Eligibility and Criteria:

An Honors Council Grant Program Application must

Proposals must be received by October 15, 2014. Funds will be distributed to awardees on the following basis: $500 upon acceptance of the award and $500 upon receipt of the report at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year.

How to Apply:

The proposal should provide the following information:


Submit the proposal electronically by October 15, 2014 to Lisa W. Booth, info@achsnatl.org

 

Honors Council Grant Program Planning Process

The goal of this grant program is to encourage the development of Honors Councils of university registered honor society chapters at educational institutions for the purpose of developing university-wide collaboration on co-curriculum high impact practices, functional organizational activities (organizational business and meetings), and support for honor society advisers and officers. Four $1000 grants are available for pilot projects to achieve these objectives.

Directions: Facilitate the following activity to identify activities for an Honors Council. Provide copies of this worksheet for participants. The objectives of this planning activity are to

Activity: This activity is designed to include member and adviser participation in recommending components for the Honor Council Grant Program Application. Working in groups of 3-5 people, list 2-3 needs regarding collaboration of honor societies on your campus.

Prioritize needs – The top priority for a high-impact practice is:

                           The top priority for a functional organizational activity is:

Write objectives to achieve the top priority needs (use strong verb to convey outcome).

 


Share in Large Group, and choose at least two priorities for action.

Priorities:

Action Plan - Action Steps:
 

What, How

Who

When

Budget

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How will achievement of the plan be evaluated?