Explore our World – Be Inspired!

This award will be presented to a student near completion of the fall semester. Offered through the University of Tampa’s Honors Program, the Inspiration through Exploration Literary Award has been established to honor the life of Timothy M. Smith.

Although a lawyer by trade, Tim’s true passion was traveling the world and writing about his many experiences. This award was established in the spirit of Tim’s finest qualities and to compensate for all that was lost with his passing. The purpose of the Award is to provide the winning student with the opportunity, that might not otherwise be available, to travel and find additional inspiration to continue their literary aspirations.

About the Award


Any University of Tampa undergraduate honors student in good standing.


Winning author will receive $2,500 to be used towards travel during summer break.

Award Proceeds

Award proceeds must be used for airfare, lodging, transportation, meals, or other travel-related expenses. Travel must occur during the summer break immediately following receipt of the award. Travel itinerary will be submitted for consideration prior to payment and must be consistent with the spirit of the award. Travel must be outside the continental United Sates.*

*Certain locations designated as high-risk by the University may not be permitted


Please contact:
Dr. Ryan T. Cragun, Honors Program Director
or U.T. Extension 3803

In memory of Timothy Martin Smith July 21, 1971 – April 18, 2003