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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.

Application Process

Submissions will be welcomed in the following areas:

  • Action Research 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 including education.
  • 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 work.
  • 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 Conference may submit hard copies of their papers and, in the case of works of art, other documentation to Dean Jeff Bauer, 100 Massie Hall or email their papers/projects to: jbauer@shawnee.edu

Professional Studies students may submit hard copies of their papers/projects to Dean Paul Madden, 128 Health Science Building or email submissions to: pmadden@shawnee.edu

Paper/Project Requirements

  • Minimum length – 5 pages, 12pt font, double-spaced
  • Must include a cover sheet (also available in the Deans’ offices)
  • 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.
  • Documentation using MLA, APA, Chicago or CBE
  • Produced during Spring Semester 2013 – Spring Semester 2014

Evaluation

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