The Honors College encourages and supports students seeking to advanced their education and experiences through highly competitive awards and opportunities available to students nationally and globally. Distinguished scholarships and fellowships are available to support undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad for research or public service. To speak with an adviser about distinguished scholarships, contact honors AT_TOWSON or call us at 410-704-4677. Once you're serious about pursuing a scholarship, fill out our Distinguished Scholarship Preliminary Application.
Although only a small percentage of students who apply nationally are awarded one of these scholarships, the benefits of applying are many. Applicants learn how to present themselves more effectively; gain experience interviewing and articulating their ideas and vision; challenge themselves to excel; and grow—personally and professionally.
Successful applications typically include:
Don't be afraid to ask for help! All students interested in applying for a distinguished scholarship or internship are encouraged to contact the Honors College. Our faculty and staff will advise you on how to build your resume, write an effective personal statement and research plan, and request letters of recommendation.
Honors students should apply for any distinguished scholarships or fellowships that fit their interests and for which they are qualified. The Honors College particularly encourages, and has prepared resources for, applications to a number of national and international awards:
The Cynthia R. Kalodner Honors College Service Learning Scholarship is designed to provide scholarship support for an Honors College student involved in service activity either inside the Honors College curriculum or in another substantive way, through a $1,000 award. More information is available on our Scholarships page.