The Eric M. Scandrett Graduate Library Research Prize recognizes excellent research and effective use of library resources by Chapman University graduate students. Applicants are asked to write an essay about their selection, evaluation, and use of library resources for work on a research paper, project, thesis, or dissertation. Judges will be looking for originality, depth, or sophistication in the use of library resources and information literacy abilities, as demonstrated in the essay and other application materials. Winners will receive a certificate of achievement and a cash prize, be recognized on the Leatherby Library’s blog, and have their winning applications showcased in the Chapman University Digital Commons, along with an invitation to have their final project published there.
To be eligible, an applicant must:
- Be a current Chapman University graduate student.
- Have completed all or a portion of a research paper or project for any past or current Chapman University graduate course.
- Agree to have one's work on display in a library exhibit and/or the Leatherby Libraries website, which may include excerpts from the essay or other parts of the application.
Please contact Taylor Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Apply to the 2023-2024 prize here: Graduate Library Research Prize Application
Deadline: Applications for the 2024 Eric M. Scandrett Graduate Library Research Prize are due by 11:59 pm on Sunday, April 21, 2024.