McMaster Honors Grants

In addition to supplying scholarships for tuition and fees, the McMaster endowment also provides a pool of funds for student research and special study programs. Students in good standing may apply for grants to support individual research or creative production as well as participation in field schools, seminars, conferences and study abroad programs. You must be a current Reaud Honors College student during the time of your experience

Special consideration will be given to students involved in honors thesis projects and individual study/scholarship courses resulting in honors course credit.

For all grant requests, the requested budget normally should not exceed $1,000. Requests for faculty or student stipends are not appropriate. 

Study Abroad/Partners in the Parks: Grants deadline for eligibility is February 1.  
To apply to participate in Study Abroad or Partners in the Parks trips, please follow these instructions:
  1. Go to My Scholarships portal
  2. Click "Students"
  3. Login with your LEA
  4. Return to this page and click on "Study Abroad Application"
REMINDER: Partners in the Parks is managed by an external partner, the National Collegiate Honors Council. In addition to applying for a McMaster grant using the above portal, you must also separately apply and be accepted for your trip by NCHC. You are also responsible for purchasing your own airfare, which we recommend you do AFTER you receive confirmation from NCHC that the trip is taking place. 

For more information and registration details (your registration price will be the NCHC member price shown on the trip page):
McMaster Grant in Aid of Research, Creative Scholarship or Study
Students interested in applying for an experience beyond Study Abroad or Partners in the Parks may complete the McMaster Grant in Aid of Research, Creative Scholarship or Study form. Grant in Aid deadline for eligibility is at least six weeks prior to the commencement of the activity for which funds are requested. 

As a condition of receiving the grant, you must submit a written report of activities and photographs that may be used in the College’s magazine, Cadenza, within two months of completion of the project supported. You may also be asked to make an oral presentation of your experience.

Established in 1976 in memory of Mr. and Mrs. M.W. McMaster of Beaumont, the McMaster Honors endowment was set up by their children — Catherine, Helen, and Brad and Brad’s wife, Belle. 


You have the opportunity to contribute to Reaud Honors College scholarships that directly enrich the Lamar educational experience.

Reaud Honors College  •  P.O. Box 10968  •  Beaumont, TX 77710  •  ph (409) 880-2294
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