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Research Award: Faculty Recommendation & Information

Information about cash prize for research during the current academic year.

Faculty Recommendation

Part of the application is a letter of support from the instructor.  Students should request this letter by April 12, 2023.  All parts of the application should be sent by email to by April 19, 2023.

Application Dates

  • April 19, 2023: Last day to submit applications      
    Application, essay, draft or final version of research and faculty support letter due. All must be submitted electronically to the library:
  • April 20 - 24, 2023: Review of applications and judging      
    VWU faculty judges will review applications packages.
  • April 27, 2023: Honors Convocation      
    Announcement of awards at Honors Convocation, Convocation Center, Virginia Wesleyan University.

Student Application & Essay

Applicants are asked to compose a brief 500-750 word essay describing their research strategies and the use of library tools and resources. They should consider describing resources and techniques used for research, evaluation of information searches, assistance from an instructor and/or library staff and what research skills may have been learned.  All parts of applications should be sent to by April 19, 2023.