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Honors Capstone Project Grants

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
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Project ended on December 16, at 12:00 AM MST
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1 Day Left!

December 14, 2020

There is only one more day to donate to the Honors Capstone Grants initiative! We are so thankful for your generosity and support. These funds go directly to Honors students looking to make a difference with their projects. 


One of our students, Christian, created an empirically supported Vegan cookbook. Her impressive research project and recipes were featured at the Honors Symposium and have gone on to support many people in their pursuit of clean eating and healthy mindfulness. Christian shares what the Honors Capstone meant to her below. 


Thank you for your donations and continued support! 



There is still time to donate!

December 10, 2020

With only five days left in our campaign, we celebrate additional great achievements of our Honors students!


In the past week, four NAU Honors students were selected for prestigious legislative internships in Spring 2021!

Nicole Campbell (Political Science ’21) will be working alongside the AZ Legislative House Democratic staff. Nicole hopes to pursue a career in politics and policy. Anson Naumann (Business Economics ’22)  and Chance Strawderman (Criminology and Criminal Justice, ’21)  will both be interning in AZ House Research. Both students are working towards possible futures in law. Clare Henry (Public Health ’21) will be interning with a senator in the Washington State Legislature. Clare aims to go to law school to work in public policy law.


We are so proud of these outstanding Honors students and their accomplishments. Thank you for your support and generosity towards their Honors Capstones. Help us meet our goal! 


December 09, 2020

We have ONE Week left to reach our goal! Thank you for your support of our students and their Honors Capstone projects! Our students continue to do amazing things. See one of our students, Hannah, featured for her work with Big Brothers Big Sisters in Flagstaff

It is #GivingTuesday

December 01, 2020

It is  #GivingTuesday2020, and we are asking for your support towards the Honors College Capstone Grants. We are in the final stretch of our campaign and are only $1000 away from our goal! Please help our students continue to do great things!


See one of our students, Denise Ocampo, featured in the AZ Daily Sun for her great work. Well done, Denise! 


Support Honors Capstone students this #GivingTuesday

November 30, 2020

This #GivingTuesday, I hope you will consider supporting our NAU Honors students on their Capstone projects. We have 15 more days to reach our goal and need your help!


Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help these thoughtful changemakers. 

32 Days Left

November 12, 2020

Thank you so much for all of the generous donations! With just over four weeks to go, we have almost reached 75% of our total goal. We appreciate your continued support and sharing of this campaign.


We also invite you to join us for our NAU Honors College Virtual Symposium tomorrow featuring Honors Capstone projects, research, and creative works. We hope you will come view the extraordinary work our students are completing.


Thank you SO much!

October 19, 2020

Thank you!


We sincerely appreciate all of your encouragement and generous donations! With your help, we have raised $3525 and are 70% of the way towards our goal! Please continue to share our project and increase awareness.


You are helping students like Summer make an incredible impact in the community. Summer is planning to study under a Navajo medicine man to learn the traditions, medicinal practices, and ceremonies of the Navajo people. She hopes to ensure that the language and cultural practices of indigenous peoples are kept alive for future generations by completing an extensive research project and an apprenticeship.


I never thought that I would be able to try something like this is college. I never could think of anyway that traditional teachings from my Native American roots, especially a ceremony, could be merged and given credit. The Honors College encouraged me to take this path. Their willingness and openness to diversity welcomed me to embark on taking on a project like this. I always worried that my time at NAU would isolate me away from my Navajo way of life, but the Honors College has only encouraged me to embrace it while being away.

- Summer Daw 

Biomedical Science and Applied Indigenous Studies '22




Almost 70% there!

September 30, 2020

We are two weeks in to our Jacksfunder campaign and we are at 67% of our goal! Thank you to everyone who has supported our students in this effort. We can now provide many Capstone students with the funding they need to make their projects a success. 

Please continue to share and spread the word!


One Honors Junior, Nash Reynolds, has shared his ambitious plans for his Honors Capstone and how the Capstone grants would support him in his goal. 

A wonderful start!

September 21, 2020

Thank you so much to our generous donors for helping us meet 55% of our goal in just one week! We appreciate your support of these great student Capstones. Please continue to share and encourage family and friends to help us reach our goal. 


Listen as one of our students, Hannah, shares what the Honors Capstone means to her. 

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General Support

Every gift helps to support an Honors Student Capstone.



Help fund a student’s poster for a Symposium presentation.



Help purchase supplies for an Honors Capstone presentation event such as: a painting class on anatomical art; a film screening and presentation on the Physics references in popular culture movies; or a performance art presentation accompanied by a discussion with local artists


Research Costs

Help fund research costs for specialized projects such as: researching gene therapies; researching the properties of valley fever and their risk to mammals in Arizona; or researching feral horse genetics to control overpopulation


Startup Costs

Help fund startup costs for entrepreneurial projects and learning opportunities


Conference Participation

Help support travel, registration, or virtual participation in national and international conference presentations and interviews


Study Abroad

Help fund a unique study abroad experience for a student to complete international study, research, and internships

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