Last year, only one out of six applicants for the Harrison Award received a scholarship. The odds are significantly better for this year's applicants, however: Almost one in every two will receive the award. The Harrison Awards are scholarships that allow undergraduates at the University to pursue independent projects. The dramatic ratio difference this year results from a decrease in applicants as well as an increase in the number of awards. Ninety-five undergraduates applied to the Faculty Senate for this year's awards, said Senate member Francis Peyton.