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Midway Honors Scholars

East Tennessee State University

Special Opportunities

Midway Honors Scholars are offered a variety of other opportunities to further enhance their undergraduate education including:

Study Abroad
Studying abroad is an opportunity to gain a broader appreciation of cultures and people outside Tennessee and the United States.  Study abroad programs may be based at ETSU or students may choose independent study abroad programs. Although these programs are not always as cost-effective as ETSU-based programs, they do allow students to study in almost any field in any country around the world.

  • Schedule an advising appointment by calling International Programs and Services: (423)-439-7737.
  • Fill out a Study Abroad Inquiry Form and bring it to your advising appointment in the Multicultural Center.
  • Meet with your academic advisor to determine how studying abroad fits into your schedule or degree.
  • Review the following Financial Aid information and/or contact the Financial Aid office to see how it might apply.

For information, contact the study abroad advisor, . Her office is in the Multicultural Center.

The Washington Center Internship and Seminar Program
ETSU maintains a partnership with The Washington Center Internship and Seminar Program located in Washington, D.C. This organization provides internship placements with thousands of government, private, and not-for-profit organizations. As a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, ETSU can provide a limited number of major scholarships (of more than $9,000) to assist students in participating in this truly unique experience. Work in Congress, international embassies, major financial and public relations firms, or for organizations such as Amnesty Internationa or the Brookings Institutional. Our ETSU liaison is .

Honors Living & Learning Community
ETSU offers three Honors Living & Learning Communities (HLLC) in Lucille Clement, Governors and Centennial residence halls. For further information about reserving your space in one of the HLLCs, visit the Housing and Residence Life website.

Undergraduate Research
Completing a research or creative project gives you hands-on experience and greater understanding of your major area of study. We can tell you that the experience will:

  • develop and hone skills necessary for future graduate study and employment.
  • determine whether you want to continue in this field, go to graduate or professional school or seek future employment.
  • show others that you have the knowledge and skills to complete a major project AND you have a project that demonstrates application of your knowledge and skills.

Undergraduate Research Travel Grants
Funds are available to support undergraduate student travel for presentations at professional meetings. The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities of The Honors College will underwrite up to $500 (per student) for students presenting a paper, poster, or performance or participating in a formal competition at a professional conference. Requests for funds will be considered on a rolling basis. Offers of supplemental support by departments and/or colleges will be considered favorably.

National, Regional, and Local Leadership
The ETSU Honors College is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Southern Regional Honors Council, and the Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council. The Honors College offers opportunities to attend and present research and creative works at these conferences. ETSU also is a member of the Council for Undergraduate Research, which holds two conferences, one for student research presentations and the other to foster undergraduate research with faculty and staff. Ask faculty in your field of study about their professional organizations. Additionally opportunities for leadership roles are available on boards, committees, and student governance at the local, regional, and national levels.

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