Honors Digest


What's UhP? | A Semester Digest from the University Honors Program

 

Fall 2023

The Honors Digest keeps Honors students and staff up-to-date on events, scholarships, and resources available to those in the Honors Program.

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Events & Deadlines: Next Two Weeks

 

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Madbury Public Library is hiring staff to join Children's Story Time!

Part-time, $20/hour

Do you love reading and working with kids? Join a fun and useful career steppingstone at Madbury Public Library's very successful Children's Story Time. A welcoming space, supportive staff, and the chance to connect with your community awaits. Interested applicants should contact Director Susan Sinnott at directormpl@comcast.net.

 

 


 

Scholarships & Applications: Dates & Deadlines

Internal Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2024

*Application can count as high-impact experience


The Truman Scholarship celebrates rising public service leaders by providing up to $30,000 in funding for those pursuing a graduate degree in public service fields. Undergraduate juniors who are committed to public service are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be nominated by the University. 

Interested students must work with the Office of National Fellowships (national.fellowships@unh.edu). 

*If you intend for your application to count as a high-impact experience, you must meet with the Office of National Fellowships prior to beginning your application and complete at least three rounds of edits with the office’s support.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 16, 2024


The Boren Scholarship provides U.S. undergraduates up to $25,000 to study languages abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad participation, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. In exchange for funding, Boren recipients agree to work for the federal government for a year. Students interested in public service, national security (broadly defined), and language acquisition are encouraged to apply.

Interested students must work with the Office of National Fellowships (national.fellowships@unh.edu).

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2024, by 11:59pm EST


The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate sophomores up to $9,500 for two years of academic study and a 10-week paid ($700/week) summer internship at a NOAA facility. Sophomores pursuing a degree in a field that supports NOAA’s programs and mission are encouraged to apply.

Interested students are encouraged to work with the Office of National Fellowships (national.fellowships@unh.edu).

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2024

*Application can count as high-impact experience


The Fulbright UK Summer Institute is a 3-to-4-week program for undergraduate freshmen and sophomores who have had little opportunity to immerse themselves in a different culture. Participants can explore the culture, heritage, and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.

This award covers the following associated costs: round-trip airfare, transfer from and to UK airport, tuition and fees at the host institution, accommodation and some meals, social and cultural program with free activities, Fulbright support services, and in some cases a daily allowance.

Interested students are encouraged to work with the Office of National Fellowships (national.fellowships@unh.edu). 

*If you intend for your application to count as a high-impact experience, you must meet with the Office of National Fellowships prior to beginning your application and complete at least three rounds of edits with the office’s support.

Sustainability Fellowship

Application Deadline: Saturday, February 10, 2024


Take your college experience to the next level with an impactful Sustainability Fellowship!

Gain incredible hands-on experience and get PAID to work on strategic projects across all areas of sustainability (defined by the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals!). UNH Sustainability Fellowships pair exceptional students and post-baccalaureates from UNH as well as colleges and universities across the nation with host organizations in the northeast to work on transformative sustainability initiatives.  Each summer, Fellows undertake challenging sustainability projects that are designed to create an immediate impact, offer an extraordinary learning experience, and foster meaningful collaboration.  Position descriptions will be posted and applications will open on December 22, 2023.

By becoming a Sustainability Fellow, you will have the opportunity to…

·  Work with municipal, educational, corporate, and non-profit partners

·  Connect with a growing network of sustainability leaders (mentors, advisors, alumni, and peers)

·  Learn through hands-on experience and professional development.

·  Build resilience across New England and beyond.

·  Earn $8,000 (post-baccalaureates) or $6,000 (undergraduates)

Watch the 2024 informational webinar to learn more about the program, how to apply, and hear from program alumni.

Read about our summer 2023 Sustainability Fellows and their projects here on our blog.

Read our 2024 Sustainability Fellowship FAQs and if you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to the Sustainability Institute's Program and Network Stewardship Coordinator, Alexis Dwyer. 

Interested students are encouraged to work with the Office of National Fellowships (national.fellowships@unh.edu). 

The Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research encourages students to design and carry out research, scholarly, or creative projects in collaboration with faculty mentors. To facilitate this, the Center offers a variety of research grants and fellowships specifically for undergraduate students. 


 

Other Things to Note

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Do you have ideas about how your Honors experience could be better? Are there events or classes you wished Honors offered? Whatever you have to share, we want to hear it! We'll use your thoughts moving forward to create a more supportive Honors environment for everyone.

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Stay Connected


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You can find many of our forms and other important information on the Honors Program Canvas Course.

We want to hear from you


If you learn of an opportunity, an event, or an activity you think would be of interest to Honors students, send it to Emily.Schoonmaker@unh.edu and we'll see if it’s a good fit for our Digest.

Please do not hesitate to call or email!

Honors Phone: 603-862-3928 | Honors Email: honors.program@unh.edu


Until next time!

 

Thank you for being an integral part of our community. We hope you're doing well and would love to hear from you anytime.

Kindly,

Catherine Peebles, Director | Catherine.Peebles@unh.edu 
Kate Gaudet, Associate Director | Kate.Gaudet@unh.edu 
Andrew Ferris, Assistant Director for Advising and Equity | Andrew.Ferris@unh.edu 
Emily Schoonmaker, Community Coordinator & Hamel Scholars Coordinator | Emily.Schoonmaker@unh.edu 
Lily Pudlo, Honors Community Assistant | Lilian.Pudlo@unh.edu