Win $1000 just for using the library! This annual award recognizes students making extensive use of library services and resources. All you have to do is complete a research project, participate in the Student Showcase, and write an essay telling us how the library made your life easier.
We award up to three undergraduate and three graduate students/teams with $1000 each. That will buy a lot of coffee. Or perhaps you'd prefer to spend your winnings on a relaxing vacation after hitting the books all semester.
Congratulations to our 2018 Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Award recipients: Ayumi Epona Pottenger, Aida Jerair Siyahian, Evelyn R. Pickering, Patrick James Campbell , and John He.
Submissions are now closed. Please check back in Fall 2018.
UA graduate and undergraduate students can apply as individuals or teams. To apply, you'll need to:
As you write your essay, consider:
Judges from the Libraries will determine winners based primarily on how well your essay demonstrates:
For more details, see the essay judging matrix
If you are a finalist, we will contact you before the Student Showcase to let you know that a team of judges from the Libraries will be visiting your poster. Awards will be presented at the close of the Student Showcase. You will also be invited to a lunch hosted by the Vice Dean of Libraries.
The late Katheryne (Kate) Willock generously endowed this award. Kate received her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and taught a course in biology at the University of Arizona. She spent several years as Assistant Territorial Archaeologist in the US Virgin Islands and conducted archaeological fieldwork in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Vieques, the US Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Antigua, and the southwestern United States. Kate was an ardent supporter of the University Libraries and was vocal in championing the value the library brings to campus.
The award might affect your financial aid, so consult your financial aid advisor.
As the author of the essay, you retain copyright. It is your responsibility to get permission from copyright holders for images, media, or extended quotes you incorporate. Cite your sources. Images taken from copyrighted or licensed resources cannot be published beyond the UA community without permission.
For all other questions, contact GPSC's Events Director.