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Honors Program Development Grant

The Florida Gulf Coast University Honors Development Grants (HPDGs) are designed to support Honors students’ intellectual development by providing a maximum award of $1500 to offset costs for:

  • Traveling to professional conferences to present academic papers

  • Honors Program DevelopmenConducting academic research or projects

  • Purchasing tangible items to support academic endeavors

  • Honors coursework that involves costs outside of the regular course related fees

  • Honors Thesis development

  • *Study Abroad or Away opportunities

HDGs can only support activities closely related to Honors College coursework.

HDGs cannot be used to pay membership dues, subscriptions, living expenses, or tuition.

 *Honors College Study Abroad/Away Development Grants are for students accepted to an approved FGCU Faculty-Led Study Abroad, FGCU Study Away, FGCU Exchange Program, Provider Program, or other U.S. University Study Abroad program.  International volunteer or Internship grants will be considered if the travel can be closely connected to Honors coursework or research projects.

    • Applicants must have an approved Travel Abroad/Away plan on file before applying;

    • Applicants must complete the HDG Budget Form and include all other funding received;

    • Apply by checking the appropriate box on the HDG application;

All students in good standing with the Honors College are eligible to apply for an HPDG, and students must remain in good standing with the Honors College to receive HPDG funds.

The Honors Development Board (HDB) will review each HPDG request to determine funding according to the following criteria:

    • How clearly the project supports the student’s intellectual development

    • The strength of the applicant’s essay

    • Availability of funds

    • Number of applicants for available funds

The Honors College reserves the right to request two or more price quotes be obtained prior to purchase.

For application materials and instructions, see the Resources page.