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Eckles Library at the Mount Vernon Campus

Faculty Support Form

To qualify for the Eckles Prize for Freshman Research Excellence, a faculty support form must accompany a student's application. Please affirm the student is a GW freshman and that their application meets the following criteria for the prize:

  • Clear and effective communication of ideas, paying attention to rhetorical strategies, the development of a clear argument, and whether or not the project makes a contribution to the scholarship in a particular field.
  • Superior breadth and depth in the use of library collections and services including, but not limited to, print resources, databases, archives and special collections, and consultation with librarians.
  • Exceptional ability to locate, select, evaluate, and synthesize library resources.
  • Evidence of significant personal learning and the development of a habit of research and inquiry that shows potential for future application.
Please sign with your initials to indicate that the student is a GW freshman and meets the criteria for the prize.
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