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Enter to Win The Eckles Prize

The Eckles Prize for Freshman Research Excellence

Do you feel like you put way too much work into that UW paper to just submit it and be done?  Did you take a class in your prospective major that required a research paper you found really interesting?  You should enter that paper to win the Eckles Prize for Freshman Research Excellence.

The Eckles Prize is awarded to a freshman for a research project that shows significant and meaningful use of the resources and services available at the George Washington University libraries.

First year students are encouraged to submit a research project of any length or format, as well as an essay summarizing how library resources were used to complete that project.  Students should enter the one project that they feel reflects their best work of the year.

If the recognition of winning the Eckles Prize isn't enough to entice you, maybe the prizes awarded to the top 3 submissions will:

    1st Place: $500
    2nd Place: $300
    3rd Place: $200

Deadline to Apply: Friday, May 16th, 2014

Submit all entries electronically to: ecklesprize@gmail.com
Be sure to submit your paper as a word document, as PDFs will not be accepted



A complete application will include the following:

    Application cover sheet
    Research project
    2-3 page Reflection essay (double-spaced, 12 point font)
    Faculty support form (found on the main website)

To apply go to the website below to view the official instructions and criteria.

A selection of previous winning papers can be found at http://library.gwu.edu/eckles/the-eckles-prize-for-freshman-research-excellence/winners.

Winners will be announced in late summer.  Winning students will present their papers during an awards ceremony in the fall.

Email any questions to ecklesprize@gmail.com.

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