Each year The Honors Program awards a scholarship for the best paper written in one of its seminars. Any student in an honors seminar held during the current academic year may submit a seminar paper for consideration. Submissions will judged by a panel comprised of faculty and administrators. The winning student will receive a scholarship, a certificate of award, and recognition during the college's annual Honors and Awards Ceremony. In past years, the amount of the scholarship has been $500.
Scholarship Procedures and Judging Criteria
- The paper was written in and for an honors seminar during the scholarship school year.
- While the paper may be on any topic addressed in a CRC honors seminar, it must be a work of scholarly non-fiction.
- The paper must be the student's original work with all sources cited.
- The competition must receive at least three entries or no scholarship will be awarded for this year.
- Deadline for the competition: TBA.
- The paper must be submitted with a cover sheet with the student's name, the title of the seminar, the professor's name, and the semester the seminar was offered.
- The student's name should only appear on the title page.
- All papers must be typed and double-spaced.
- Clarity of thought and presentation.
- Objective, in-depth analysis of a topic.
- Application of pertinent theory and/or research.
- Effective development and support of the writer's position or argument.
- Evidence of original work.
- Appropriate citations and documentation of source material.
Please submit manuscripts to: Rick Schubert's mailbox in the Humanities and Social Sciences area office. No e-mail submissions will be accepted. Should you have any questions, please contact Dr. Schubert at 691-7494 or schuber (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu.