The CAS Undergraduate Scholar Award was established by the college in 2005 for the purpose of creating and maintaining a fund which provides professional meeting expenses for outstanding undergraduate students majoring in the college. This award is designed to complement the CAS Undergraduate Student Travel Grant.
Students in the college’s departments who have peer-reviewed research papers or works accepted at major meetings or conferences in the noncontiguous U.S. or internationally related to their academic majors may apply to the fund for an award to assist with the travel, registration, and housing costs associated with the presentation of the paper or work. Students who are presenting at a domestic conference should apply for the CAS Undergraduate Scholar Fund.
Each candidate for an award from the College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Scholar Fund must be a full time student in good standing majoring in one of the undergraduate degree programs within the College of Arts and Sciences.
The description should be written in a clear and straightforward style and summarize the project/presentation. The abstract or summary should not exceed 350 words. Please also provide a summary of expenses for the travel, including airfare, lodging, and any other expenses associated with the trip.
In addition, an applicant for the award should present the following:
Awards may be funded up to a maximum of $250 for travel to a professional conference or meeting in the noncontiguous U.S. or internationally to present the results of research or creative activity. This is in addition to any money received from the CAS Undergraduate Student Travel Grant.
The Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will make these awards. Applications from all undergraduate students who have either a first or second major in the College of Arts and Sciences will be considered. Each proposal must include the endorsement of the student’s Chair/Director on the cover page of the proposal.
Two submission and review cycles will occur each academic year, with deadlines on the first Friday in December and the first Friday in June. A student may be funded once per academic year. E-mail proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students may apply at any time during the year, but should submit the required materials prior to the date of the professional meeting.