The Associated Scholars Guild, the student organization of the TTU Honors Program, invites applications from both Honors Program alumni and current Honors students engaged in substantial service projects related to their major field or profession. The Ginkgo Grant will award $500 annually to the individual best qualified to meet the Grant’s goals and criteria. The award must be used for costs directly related to the project, such as mileage to the site, cost of copies for project training materials, postage, etc.


The project must be:

Related to your field of study or your profession
Not affiliated with a political party

You must be a Tech Honors Program student or graduate.

You must demonstrate financial need to accomplish the project. (Note: this will not be the only determining factor.)


Important Deadlines and Additional Information

By February 22, 2013, applicants must send a statement of intention to apply to Dr. Rita Barnes at ritambarnes@gmail.com. Please limit the statement of intention to concrete information (75 words or less, plus any supporting materials).

Deadline for the complete application:

March 22, 2013.

The recipient of the 2013 Ginkgo Grant will be notified by:

April 5, 2013.

The application form must be accompanied by your current resume, two letters of recommendation (at least one should be from someone who knows your work in relation to your field), and documentation concerning the sponsoring organization or project including their contact information. A letter of affiliation with the organization is preferable, along with a URL for their website, a brochure, or other official materials. The selection committee may ask applicants to provide additional information.


You can pick up a hard copy application in the Honors Office, Henderson Hall 214.

If you have questions concerning the application process or the grant in general, please contact Dr. Barnes at ritambarnes@gmail.com.


To find out more about the Ginkgo Grant and
its former recipient, Cole Hunt, click here.