Great Ideas Grants Awardees

The UNC Asheville Honors Program began offering Great Ideas Grants in Fall 2016. These small grants are given to students who successfully propose to use the funds given them to further scholarly and creative projects that showcase their innovation and talent. We are proud to have made the awards listed below. Proposals for 2018 Great Ideas Grants are currently being accepted, with a deadline of midnight on Friday, October 5, 2018. Please contact Honors Director Patrick Bahls for more information.

2017 recipients

Morgan Fuller, "Green Room Library." Morgan's grant funding will enable her to found a library of play scripts of pieces produced by the faculty and students in the UNC Asheville Drama Department.

Morgan Fuller (left) with the founding selectors for the senior scripts library

Alexis Moon, "Conservation and Analysis of a Dorothy Gillespie 'Study Piece.'" Alexis's grant gave her funding to procure materials to help conserve an art piece by local artist Dorothy Gillespie. This piece has been heavily used by many (including kids) to demonstrate art conservation principles and practices.

Alexis Moon, working with art conservator mentor David Goist

Page Nevel, "According to Them: A Community-Based Needs Assessment of Asheville's Hillcrest Apartments Housing Development." Page's grant helped them to organize focus groups for members of the Hillcrest Community, in order to help Page understand the success of various community-based programs in addressing the needs of low-income individuals.

2016 recipients

Sara Gerall and Emily Powell, "Christine W. Avery Learning Center Silent Auction Fundraiser." Sara and Emily used funds from their grant to organize a silent auction that ended up raising roughly a thousand dollars for one of our regular community partners, the Christine W. Avery Learning Center.