Temple Merit Scholarship Summer Educational Enhancement Stipends
Summer Educational Enhancement Stipends are intended to provide outstanding Temple students admitted to the University Honors Program as first-year students beginning in fall 2013, including President's Scholars and Provost's Scholars, with the opportunity to spend the summer advancing such students' educational goals outside of the classroom through funded experiential learning opportunities. A stipend of $4,000 is intended to offset the costs of pursuing such unpaid experiential learning opportunities, and it may be used for approved study abroad, faculty-mentored research or unpaid internships. It is expected that the summer educational experience will be closely related to a student's academic and professional goals and be of such quality that it will enhance the student's candidacy for post-graduate study, prestigious national scholarships and fellowships and/or their chosen career.
Students eligible for the Summer Educational Enhancement Stipend must submit an official proposal request to use the stipend by completing the application below by the posted deadline. Only qualifying experiences will be funded.
Eligibility and Guidelines
- Applicants must be full-time Temple undergraduate students who were awarded a stipend at the time of admission and with a current cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Students must complete at least one full-time semester subsequent to the award.
- The maximum stipend is $4,000 and will be paid in two installments, $3,000 at the beginning of the project and the remaining $1,000 after the project's completion and only upon receipt of the final report and Post-Summer Review Form. Students requiring the entire stipend in advance (i.e., for travel) may petition for the full amount.
- Projects should be unpaid. If students are receiving payment, it must be noted on the application, and an exception may be requested.
- Only one stipend may be used per summer.
- Research and Internships should be a minimum of 300 hours in duration; up to two experiences may be combined to meet the minimum.
- Study abroad programs must be a minimum of 4 weeks in length (28 days in country).
- The stipend may not be used for tuition except in the case of approved study abroad or Temple study away.
- It is expected that students will not have outside employment or coursework during the stipend period.
- Proposal approval will be at the discretion of the student's school/college and the Provost's Office. Adjustments to the proposal may be requested.
- Supporting faculty must be a full-time faculty member at Temple.
How to Apply
Complete the Summer Educational Enhancement Stipend Application linked below by March 1.
Summer Educational Enhancement Stipend Application (PDF)
The application requires the endorsement of a full-time Temple faculty member (or the office of Education Abroad for study abroad applications), a brief description of the project, and an estimated budget. The budget may include any of the costs associated with your proposed experience – including general living expenses, travel costs, supplies and materials, fees, and in the case of study abroad, tuition.
Review of applications is conducted in a two-stage process, first at the school/college and then the university level. As such, students must submit the application to their Dean's Office for review no later than the application deadline of March 1. Students will be notified of proposal approval by April 15 with payment dispersed by May 1. Qualifying experiences will be funded, and adjustments to the proposal may be requested.
Expectations of Stipend Recipients
Upon completion of the project but no later than the beginning of fall semester, stipend recipients must submit the Post-Summer Review Form (form will be posted below) along with a one-page summary report and an abstract (100 words) to their school/college Dean's Office. The report should include information on the results of the experience, its significance, and the ways in which the experience will connect to future academic and professional plans.
Post-Summer Review Form (to be posted by summer)
Contact your home school/college or the University Honors Progam for advising, questions or opportunities. For study abroad programs, speak with an advisor in the Education Abroad office (200 Tuttleman). As college-specific webpages are created, they will be linked below.
Boyer College of Music and Dance
College of Education
College of Engineering
Division of Theater, Film and Media Arts
Division of University Studies
School of Environmental Design
School of Media and Communication
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management