Honors Newsletter

Honors College: The Newsletter

Upcoming Speakers, Events, Opportunities: 

Fall 2020 Course Book Now Available

Please continue to check the course book over the next few weeks. There may be minor updates to courses (e.g. room location, some changes to course description, etc.).

Fall 2020 Course Book

2020-2021 Scholarship Application  

Application closes March 1st, 2020 

The UNCW 2020-2021 Scholarship Application is now open! All of the questions on the application link to at least one specific scholarship, so please answer all of the questions on the general section.  Even a “no” response can deem you as an eligible candidate!   The application can be accessed via Seaport, then to Student Services tab, then “Apply for Scholarships” link. 

Please note: this is the General UNCW Scholarship Applicationmeaning that it is still possible to receive Honors scholarships without filling out the application. We strongly encourage you to submit the general scholarship application because you could qualify for non-Honors awards, and because we can use your application through this portal to help inform Honors scholarship decisions. 


Wilmington Jewish Film Festival Social Media/Marketing Volunteer 

ThWilmington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) is seeking student volunteers to help with social media postings and marketing suggestions. WJFF is looking for a self-motivated student to create 2-4 posts per week on the festival’s Facebook page leading up to the event. Although WJFF is not very active on Instagram or Twitter, the organizers are hoping to have a student help with building the festival’s presence on these sites. This would be a great volunteer opportunity to put on your resume! 

For more information, please contact Debbie Smith at debbie.wilmingtonjff@gmail.com 

Apply to be a Lead for NC Fellow

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2020

Lead For North Carolina, led by the UNC School of Government, works to ensure that our state's most dynamic and diverse leaders are working on our communities’ toughest challenges. Our core program is a paid one-year Fellowship for outstanding civic leaders ages 21-30 to work on the toughest challenges facing local governments across North Carolina, particularly in Fellows’ hometowns and communities struggling to attract and retain talent. All Lead For North Carolina Fellows three weeks of graduate-level public administration training from the UNC School of Government and receive three hours of graduate credit upon completion of the program. Lead For North Carolina is a state affiliate of Lead For America, which currently includes 54 Fellows serving in 21 states nationwide.

Register here to learn more

Volunteer with Pender County Day of Service

Date: Saturday, March 28 from 9 am – 3 pm
Location: Pender County; Transportation will be provided.

For this day of service, students will be working with the Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM) to complete home repair projects for homeowners in Pender County who have remaining damage from Hurricane Florence. This is a great way for students to fulfill community service while also working alongside other UNCW students and staff. Lunch and transportation will be provided.

Click here to register for the event

Apply to be a Project Scientist STEM Fellow

Deadline to apply: Applications accepted on rolling basis through March 30th.

At Project Scientist, our promise is to educate, coach, and advocate for girls and women with an aptitude, talent, and passion for STEM. The STEM Fellows will serve in the classroom and conduct outside activities with girls engaged in STEAM learning. Fellows will work side-by-side with credentialed teacher to plan and execute hands-on STEM lessons, arts, PE, and makerspace integration. Fellows will work and collaborate with Project Scientist staff, interact weekly with families and community members, and are representatives of Project Scientist in the communities they serve. This is a paid, 40-hours per week opportunity lasting 3-6 weeks depending on the location. If interested, email your resume to hiring@projectscientist.org.

Click here for application site

Research, Fellowships & Conferences:

Support of Undergraduate Research and Creativity Awards (SURCA)  

Deadline to submit application: March 15, 2020 

For those of you looking for opportunities for this summer, keep the SURCA program in mind.  Teams of students/faculty can request up to $5,000 to support their undergraduate research or creative work.  

Click here to learn more

Sustainability Second Annual Poster Competition 

Abstracts accepted until March 22, 2020 at midnight 

UNCW Sustainability is running its Second Annual Poster Competition and is inviting undergraduate and graduate students to present any project, program or research they have accomplished in the 2019-2020 academic year that supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Posters should show a depth of understanding of the SDGs on a global level, and how they translate to the UNCW Sustainability Strategic Plan. We encourage students to display their work in a format that is engaging. It should be kept in mind that this poster should be able to be interpreted, enjoyed and understood by anyone passing by and without a presenter. The winner of the competition will receive registration to the conference of their choice. 

Click here for information on SDGs and the poster rubric 

Upcoming Trips:

Asheville Spring Break Trip

Who: All Honors students; trip capped at 15 students
When: Spring Break 2020: leave March 10, return March 14
Cost: $200--includes transportation, lodging, group activities

Spend your spring break in the "Paris of the South" (Asheville, NC) with other Honors students and faculty. Join us for a journey to one of the most unique areas in the south, where science, art, music, food and design intersect. We'll explore nature, culture and community, and you'll get a taste of a quintessential Honors College experience.

Examples of past activities: Tour of poet Carl Sandburg's house, Moog synthesizer factory, forest where The Hunger Games filmed scenes, downtown Asheville, hiking at Triple Falls, views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, book-making workshop and more

To register, bring cash or a check to the Honors Office (RL 2007).