Each spring, the Honors Program selects a group of outstanding students to serve as Honors Fellows for fall semester of the following year. Honors Fellows receive $800 at the end of the fellowship semester. Fellows may elect to get academic credit for their work by enrolling in HONR 4700 (.5 credit).
Based on course demand and performance, Honors Fellows may be invited to also serve as an Honors Fellow for spring semester, for an additional $800.
Honors Fellow responsibilities are as follows:
- Serve as a peer mentor and teaching assistant in one section of Honors Connections during Connections week (the week prior to fall semester). The Honors Fellow will mentor students in their initial transition to USU, and fulfill duties as requested by the Connections instructor.
- Work as a teaching assistant and peer mentor in an Honors breadth course or Scholars Forum throughout fall semester. Ideally, the Honors Fellow will have taken the class to which he or she is assigned and will perhaps be majoring in the general subject area. Honors Fellows are expected to attend the class to which they are assigned, and will need to keep the time slot open in their schedule. Once assigned to an Honors course, the Honors Fellow will communicate with the course instructor to clarify specific duties. These may include assisting with attendance, organizing study groups, limited grading and recording, showing films, organizing the class social and, leading discussions.
- Represent Honors at various events throughout the year, including Day on the Quad, Preview Day, Major Fair, and Scholars Day. Make brief presentations on individual research to first year students.
- Nominate an eligible professor for the annual Last Lecture, and encourage other Honors students to submit nominations.
- Act as an ambassador for Honors at all times.
Eligible applicants must be Honors students in good standing, on track to graduate with Departmental Honors.
How to Apply:
Applications consist of a letter of application, an unofficial transcript, and a confidential letter of recommendation. The letter of application should detail the applicant's Honors career to date and plans for completion of an Honors degree, as well as descriptions of any original work completed or planned, including research and URCO grants. Applicants may be asked to participate in an interview as part of the selection process.
The letter of application and the recommendation letter should be addressed to Dr. Christie Fox, Honors Director; 1438 Old Main Hill. If delivered by the student, the letter of recommendation should be sealed and signed across the seal by the recommender.