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Jean H. Thoresen ECSU-AAUP Scholarship

The Eastern Connecticut State University-American Association of University Professors (ECSU-AAUP) offers a scholarship program for Eastern undergraduate students conducting independent or collaborative research projects. The Jean H. Thoresen ECSU -AAUP Scholarship will be awarded to assist with costs related to completing one or more research or creative projects, or to present research at an academic conference. Successful applicants may receive up to $500 per application.

The Jean Thoresen ECSU-AAUP Scholarship is named after the late Jean H. Thoresen, a devoted member of the AAUP, a tireless worker for AAUP ideals, a former ECSU-AAUP chapter president and a professor of sociology.

The application is now open. It will close February 12, 2024 at 12 p.m.

*Note: Please do not start the application process until you have all materials at hand. There is only one sign-in per student.  Do not start and leave to return later. The process should only take 12 to 15 minutes to complete.

Applicants must submit both a digital and hard copy by the deadline to the below email and office:
ECSU-AAUP Office Science Building 452
Email: (note: put Thoresen Application in subject line)

Include the following items in your application:

  1. Click here for the application form.
  2. A project proposal narrative must be less than four pages typed using 12-point font, 0.7-inch margins and double-spaced. It should include a clear set of goals and objectives for the project; an appropriate and feasible methodology or plan for conducting the project, including a timeline; likelihood of significant outcome, such as publication, presentation at a conference, performance or exhibition; and evidence of a well-focused and worthy project presented in relationship to the applicant’s field of study.
  3. A proposed budget with a justification of costs.
  4. Your curriculum vitae, of no more than two pages.
  5. A letter of recommendation from the supervising faculty member evaluating the feasibility of the project as proposed by the student, as well as the student’s ability to complete the project.


For any further questions regarding the process please contact Christine Guarnieri, ECSU-AAUP Office Manager, at (860) 465-5153 or at

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