The express purpose of our experiential learning programs is to enlarge the scope of the undergraduate experience, to better prepare Honors Scholars for post-baccalaureate training, and to make tangible international contact that has begun to characterize the globalization of intellectual labor. The Schedler Honors College offers honors scholars funding support for experiential learning opportunities. Study abroad, undergraduate research, and internships are all high impact educational practices that transform lives.

Funded in part by a growing endowment, more than 1,000 students have received funding to study abroad or carry out research or internships supported by the Travel Abroad Grant (TAG)Experiential Learning Funds (ELF), and Undergraduate Research Grants for Education (URGE) programs.


When Honors students travel and study abroad, they expand their horizons, learn about the world through direct encounters, and bring their experiences back to share with the community. Through Travel Abroad Grants (TAGs), the Honors College supports student travel throughout the world.


The Schedler Honors College supports students in research and publication through Undergraduate Research Grants for Education (URGE). We believe that undergraduate scholarship is at the heart of a good education.  Through undergraduate research opportunities, we seek to:

  • replace traditional archetypes of teacher and student with a collaborative investigative model, where research is done jointly by students and instructors
  • foster the role of the teacher as mentor and facilitator
  • replace competitive modes of inquiry with collaborative modes
  • focus on learning by doing rather than passive acceptance
  • reorient internal campus networks and material resources around support for the intellectual journeys of students


Imagine a student working on space flight systems with NASA at the John Glenn Research Center in Ohio, investigating neuroprosthetics at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, or interning locally at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  The Schedler Honors College offers Experiential Learning Funds (ELF) to support opportunities to participate in internships, creative endeavors, or service projects. These experiences allow students to gain practical experiences in order to prepare them to engage in real-world issues.

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