Travel and research is an important part of the St. Edward's University Honors Program and an instrumental part of reaching your potential at St. Edward’s University. Explore the numerous resources the Office of Fellowships provides.
Explore the World While You Research
The Office of Fellowships is a great place to get advice on improving your chances of winning funding. They even break it down into fellowship opportunities for sophomores, scholarships for juniors, and planning ahead for seniors. For advice on crafting your application and letters of recommendation, check out Student Advice or contact Dina Guidubaldi, Asst. Director of Fellowships.
How the Office of Fellowships Can Help You
The Office of Fellowships advises and supports students applying for national funding. They work with undergraduates, seniors, and alumni to expertly craft competitive applications for national awards, including the Marshall Scholarship, the Gates-Cambridge Scholarship, the Rhodes Scholarship, the Truman Scholarship, and the Fulbright Scholarship, to name a few.
Over the past few years, our Honors students have established an incredible record of receiving these awards.
St. Edward's also offers its own fellowships to undergraduates—the Summer Academic Excellence Awards—in order to help fund research and travel and better prepare them for national fellowship competitions. Students eligible for the Summer Academic Excellence Award are required to have a 3.7 GPA. Honors students are strongly encouraged to apply.
In addition to these awards, St. Edward's offers the Student Conference Fund, which allocates funding for student travel expenses to academic conferences. This fund has allowed numerous Honors students to present their research across the country.
“The benefits are numerous. For students who want to pursue graduate school, research and presentation experience are essential.”
While internships and study abroad trips are popular pursuits, summer research is often overlooked — yet it's an important way to gain hands-on knowledge in a student’s field. How does summer research work?