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Your Class Project Might Be Worth More than You Think

Spring quarter, the Glory and a Grand Award is being offered for any outstanding research projects. Three $1000 awards will be given in the cat­egories: Senior Thesis, Senior Non- Thesis and Non-Senior. Any under­graduate student currently attending UWT with a project that was com­pleted between Spring 2014 and Spring 2015 is eligible.

Funded by the Kenneth S. and Faye G. Allen Library Endowment, this award is designed to encourage UW students to be information literate. This award recognizes “unusual depth or broadness in the use of library re­sources and collections…extraordinary ability to identify, locate, select, eval­uate, and synthesize library resourc­es…[and] demonstration of significant personal knowledge in the methods of research and inquiry.” It also pro­vides incentive for students to build on their research skills.

Glory and a Grand accepts any project completed for course credit, or for any project completed for an Undergraduate Research Program. This year six to 10 awards will be of­fered. Even first drafts of projects are accepted. Applicants are expected to complete a 750-1,000 word reflective essay outlining the process, approach, and research challenges.

2014 winners include seniors Ste­fanie Jackson for History, Malia Piper in Classics, Steph Swanson for Swed­ish and Linguistics, Wanda Bertram in International Studies, Garrett Knoll for Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Samuel Pizelo for English Literature, and non-seniors Ian Bellows for JSIS & Geography, and William Tsang for Public Health.

The submission deadline is May 18 at 5:00 p.m. Submissions will be reviewed by a chosen board of UW librarians and faculty. Group and co-authored faculty papers are eligible. The award reception will be held Tues­day, June 9, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.

For more information or to apply, visit