The Charles Center has completed the sixth year of an online fundraising program, which garners support for undergraduate honors thesis research. Thanks to you, the William & Mary Honors Fellowships program has reached more students than ever before! The program had a record 66 applicants, and thanks to your generosity, we have 47 Honors Fellows this year. Honors Fellows are the students who receive at least a full summer fellowship, of $4000; most other students have received at least partial funding, and fully 40 have received full grants of $6,000. Your generosity also allowed us to provide significant matching challenges, which we hope to continue during future years.
In 2009, the first year for William & Mary Honors Fellowships, just over $11,000 was raised to support these undergraduate research projects. This year, more than $214,000 was given in support of these projects. Please help us continue to spread the word about the importance of research at William & Mary.
We look forward to sharing our next round of applicants with you in Spring 2015. In the meantime, please check back often as we will be including biographies and access to the blogs of our 47 Honors Fellows. Their research would not be possible without your generosity. We are most grateful!