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The Hutton Honors College Undergraduate Grant Program helps facilitate participation in activities that enhance a student's educational, academic, creative, service, and/or pre-professional goals outside the classroom. HHC grants are made on a merit basis to individual students.

General Eligibility Requirements
Application Procedure: Read and follow these instructions carefully.
Criteria For Selection
Summary/Evaluation Of Grants
For Further Information

Edward Gubar is the director of the Hutton Honors College Undergraduate Grant Program. Jeff Heerdink is the coordinator for the Edward L. Hutton International Experiences Program.
General & Minimum Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be an Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate student.
  • Junior or Senior class standing during period of grant for all grants except the Edward L. Hutton International Experiences Program grant and Alternative Spring Break grant (all classes are eligible) and for Research Partnership Grants (available to freshmen and sophomores only).
  • Fulltime student status for fall or spring semester grants. (Graduating seniors exempt from this requirement.)
  • A minimum of six weeks work required for summer grants. (HIEP grants exempt from this requirement.)
  • May graduates are not eligible for summer grants.
  • 3.4 GPA overall or 3.7 GPA in major
    Important Note: BFA and IMP Capstone and HHC Travel Awards require a 3.4 GPA overall AND a 3.7 GPA in the major
  • Students may not receive each type of grant more than once.
Application Procedure
Read and follow these instructions carefully.

Application forms for all grants are available by downloading them from each grant page as Adobe Acrobat PDF files optimized with typeable fields, and should be returned to the Hutton Honors College, 811 E. Seventh Street, Room 210E, by the appropriate deadline. Late applications negatively affect the chance of obtaining a grant. Each applicant must obtain the consent of a Bloomington faculty member to serve as a sponsor for his/her project. Recommendation forms should be completed and returned in time to meet the printed deadline. It is the applicant's responsibility to get the recommendation form to the faculty member and to see that it reaches the Hutton Honors College on time. No application will be reviewed until it is complete.

All applicants must attach an unofficial IUB transcript to their application. From your OneStart account, print one copy of your transcript as a duplex print-out. If your cumulative GPA is below 3.40, then you must also provide a worksheet calculating your major GPA (exclude current courses).
Applicants whose activities include travel from campus must also complete and attach either a domestic or foreign travel waiver to their application.If you are filling out the foreign waiver and are not applying for an HIEP grant please note the type of grant on the top of the page and submit the waiver to the HHC Undergraduate GrantProgram.
(HIEP applicants must fill out the HIEP versions of both the OSFA and foreign travel waiver forms.)

  • Spring Grants-----5 p.m. Last Friday in October
  • Summer Grants-----5 p.m. Friday before Spring Break
  • Fall Grants-----5 p.m. Friday after Spring Break
  • HIEP, ASB, Travel Grants, and Capstone Awards are exceptions. See Individual Grant Pages for details.

Criteria For Selection

The awarding of grants will be based on recommendations of the Undergraduate Grant Program Committee whose membership consists of Hutton Honors College faculty members from various departments and schools on the Bloomington campus. The following general criteria are used in evaluation: 1) Promise of a productive learning experience as indicated by intellectual capacity reflected in grades and faculty opinions, motivation, and the specific background and academic preparation for the award sought; 2) Significance of the activity in developing the student's present capabilities and future promise; 3) Feasibility, clarity, and quality of the proposal; and 4) Equitable distribution of grants among departments and programs.

Summary/Evaluation Of Grants

After the grant-funded activities conclude, each student who has been awarded a grant is required to submit a written summary and evaluation of his/her experience. Students awarded a research or creative activity grant are required to submit an evaluation of their research or creative experience. We expect recipients of internship awards to evaluate those activities. HIEP awardees must describe a significant aspect of their journeys. Students who do not supply the Hutton Honors College with written copies of these documents will be ineligible to receive additional funding from the Hutton Honors College. We also reserve the right to ask those students who do not submit these reports to repay their grant funds. Failure to supply the Hutton Honors College with copies of these documents may also hinder the faculty sponsor and department from future participation in the Hutton Honors College Undergraduate Grant Program. These reports are due by the deadline of the grant period that immediately follows the funded activities.


Normally, applicants will be notified within six weeks of the application deadline.

**NOTE**: If you filed the FAFSA and are receiving financial aid (for example: Direct Loans, Pell Promise grants, 21st Century Scholars Covenant), and you receive one of the Hutton Honors College's grants for scholarships, your award from the Hutton Honors College may not be paid-out in the form of cash funds (i.e., as money paid into your Bursar account), but instead, may be used by IU's Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) to reduce your student/parent loan burden or reduce your federal/state grant by the amount awarded to you by the HHC. To learn how your HHC award may impact your financial aid, please contact OSFA at

For Further Information
  • Contact Edward Gubar about all grants except the Hutton International Experiences Program (HIEP) and Alternative Spring Break (ASB) awards.
  • Contact Jeff Heerdink about HIEP and ASB awards.