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Consortium Library Award

Information about the Consortium Library Award for Undergraduate Research.

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Award amount: $500

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The Consortium Library Award for Undergraduate Research recognizes and honors an undergraduate research paper or project that demonstrates significant use of the Library's collections or services. You can apply for this award for a project(s) that you completed within the current or prior three semesters (spring, summer, and fall). You must apply for the award before you graduate.

If you can answer "yes" to the following questions, you can apply for this award:

  • Did you use the Consortium Library for a research paper or project? 
  • Did your use of the Library's collections or services help increase the breadth and significance of what you learned? 
  • Did your skills as a researcher grow as a result of completing this paper or project?
  • Does your paper or project include a complete, consistently formatted bibliography, reference list, or works cited?

The committee accepts applications from the Monday after Thanksgiving to the Monday after finals.

  • This year: November 30, 2020 to May 3, 2021

To apply, you will need to submit the following to the Office of Undergraduate Research, either in person or email at

  • Reflective essay
  • Your completed research paper or project, including bibliography
  • Cover sheet, including a signature from the professor who taught the class in which you completed the assignment

Winners should plan to create a poster and present their research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Note: A poster and presentation is not required for the 2021 winner.

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