Additional Funding

Our supportive community strives to help when needs arise. For honors students facing graduate school application costs or unexpected financial hardship, the financial assistance below can address their specific situations.

Honors Community Advocates Graduate School Assistance Awards

  • Award amount: Up to $500
  • Submission due date: TBD

The Honors Community Advocates (HCA) and the University Honors Program partner to provide special opportunity awards for students in need of financial assistance with graduate school application costs, such as test preparation, test fees, or application fees. Special consideration is given to students with a strong record of involvement in the University Honors Program and HCA. All honors students pursuing post-graduate study in any field are eligible to apply. (Students seeking assistance with LSAT preparations should instead apply for the James Dean Surface Award through the Honors Opportunity Award application process.)

University Honors Program Emergency Aid Fund

  • Award amount: Up to $500
  • Submission due date: Rolling

The University Honors Program provides grants to current honors students facing an unforeseen expense, emergency, or financial crisis. A committee of honors staff and faculty members review applications on a rolling basis, with determinations typically made within a week of the committee receiving a student’s request. This fund is administered by the honors program in collaboration with KU’s Emergency Aid Network; students submit one application through EAN's homepage, which puts them in consideration for all of the network's participating emergency funds.