ASH Scholars

Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

The Honors College and the Office of Undergraduate Research jointly support teams of undergraduate research students in the arts, social science, or humanities (ASH) disciplines, who collaboratively work as members of a faculty-led research or design team.

Each ASH Scholars program consists of 10-12 students who work closely with a faculty member on an established research project. There are four current ASH Projects:

  • Documenting Luyia (Linguistics & English)
  • Close Relationships (Psychological Sciences)
  • Art of Death (Visual Studies)
  • Minority Focused News as a Locus of Empowerment (Communciations)

Scholars are awarded a scholarship of $2,000 for the year. This award is dispersed in four equal installments during the year if the student maintains good standing in the program requirements. Selected students work on their research project approximately eight hours per week during the academic year.

Students and faculty mentors are expected to meet regularly (at least weekly) as a group and are encouraged to meet with subgroups of students as well. Team members will also be expected to present their work at the Spring Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum (April). Presentations may be individual or with small groups.

Eligibility Requirements

Any student, regardless of class year or major, is eligible to apply so long as you are in good standing at MU. Although the proposed project will be based on artistry, social sciences, and/or humanities, student participants need not be limited to majoring in these areas. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE AN HONORS COLLEGE STUDENT TO APPLY!

How to Apply

To apply for this scholarship, log into ScholarshipUniverse using your MU assigned username and password and search “ASH Scholarship”.

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will open in June 2023.

Please note that program selections will be made contingent on funding. Funding decisions will be determined by July 1. Each research team has funding for about 10 students but some of those spots will be filled with returning students. Exact numbers will be determined by the faculty during the summer.

For More Information

If you have any questions regarding this program or application, please contact our Scholarship & Research Coordinator, Ava Drayton, or contact the Honors College at 573-882-3893.