Deans’ Awards for Undergraduate Scholarship
Celebration of Scholarship presenters, you are invited to submit your paper or poster for a cash prize.
Five $100 awards will be presented to students in the College of Arts & Sciences and five $100 awards to students in the College of Professional Studies for outstanding research papers and/or projects.
Submissions will be evaluated on the quality of the thesis statement or creative concept, how completely, coherently or imaginatively ideas are developed, how well ideas are supported with research, how well the paper is written (i.e., free of mechanical errors and written in an accessible and learned style) or how professionally the concept is executed.
Submissions will be welcomed in the following areas:
Action Research: basically, practitioner based research where
researchers focus on their own work or that of an organization of which
they are a part.
Humanities Research: standard research involving use of primary and
secondary sources in humanities or related disciplines.
Social Sciences Research: standard research involving use of primary and
secondary sources or field work in social sciences related disciplines
Scientific or Mathematics Research: research that relies very heavily
upon scientific method and controlled experiments. This type of
research could include papers from Natural Science, Mathematics, Health
related areas, and Technology.
Business Research: can include feasibility studies, marketing
campaigns, product development, business plans, etc.
Creative Endeavors. Any submission must also include a brief essay that
reflects on the creative process employed in the creation of the art
English Composition Essay: any paper originally submitted in one of the
following courses: ENGL 1101, 1102, or 1105.
Where to submit
Arts and Sciences students presenting at the Celebration of Scholarship Undergraduate Conference may submit hard copies of their papers and, in the case of works of art, other documentation to Dean Tim Scheurer, 100 Massie Hall or email their papers/projects to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Studies students may submit hard copies of their papers/projects to Dean Jim Kadel, 128 Health Science Building or email submissions to: email@example.com
Minimum length –
5 pages, 12pt font, double-spaced
Must include a
cover sheet (available in the Deans' offices and on this website)
Must contain a
research component (surveys, polls, interviews, experiments, library
research, etc) or, in the case of a work of art, musical composition,
video, video game, or other creative endeavor, reflect on the creative
process, philosophy, conviction, intent, influences, etc. associated
with the work.
using MLA, APA, Chicago or CBE
Spring Semester 2012 – Spring Semester 2013
· Score Sheet
If you have any questions, contact Dean Scheurer's Office
You've already done the
work! Why not reap the rewards?