The university encourages and supports academically-strong students seeking to advance their educational and career goals through highly competitive awards and opportunities available 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. Although distinguished award advising is provided by a member of the Honors College staff, candidates do not have to be a member of the Honors College to pursue a distinguished scholarship or fellowship.
Learn more about the prestigious awards an opportunities available by attending an upcoming information session. Sessions are held each fall and spring semesters and are open to all Towson University students and alumni. Register to attend. 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.
Candidates 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 a $1,000 award designed to provide scholarship support for an Honors student involved in service activity either inside the Honors College curriculum or in another substantive way.
Applicants for the scholarship must meet the following criteria of eligibility:
Special consideration will be given to students undertaking a service-learning course or project that involves additional expense for the student, such as when a project occurs in another country. In addition, and especially when applicants may be working on the same project, the scholarship committee may consider the level of the student’s commitment to the project and ability to articulate its purposes, and the record of the applicant in the Honors College. Please see the scholarship application form for a definition of service-learning.
Applications for the Cynthia R. Kalodner Honors College Service Learning Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year will open during the fall term.