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University Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Student in Research

Purpose of Award

This Presidential Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Student in Research has been established to recognize outstanding individual contributions in research for the purpose of the discovery and creation of new knowledge at KSU. The award is for an undergraduate student who has demonstrated excellence in research in any field of study.

Eligibility

Applicants may be in any field of endeavor offered at Kansas State University. To be eligible the applicant/nominee must be an undergraduate of sophomore status or above, must have been actively engaged in research within the past twelve months prior to the semester of award. Applicant must also be enrolled during the academic year in which the award is given.

Presentation of Award

The award will be presented in the spring of each year. The recipient will receive an inscribed plaque and an award of one thousand dollars ($1000). The recipient will also be recognized at the DSP Symposium.

Criteria for Nomination

  1. Be a full-time, undergraduate student at KSU with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  2. Be a sophomore, junior or senior.
  3. Show evidence of outstanding knowledge of discipline (e.g.: publications, presentations, letters of support, internships, service learning, exhibits, acceptance to pre-professional, graduate, or professional schools, etc.).
  4. Have been actively engaged in research within the past twelve months prior to the semester of the award.
  5. Be enrolled during the academic year in which the award is given.
  6. Have a letter of support from his/her faculty research project supervisor.

Application Form

Students who are eligible for this award may be nominated by KSU faculty, students, staff, or administrators. The deadline date for nominations for Spring 2015, will be February 9, 2015. Finalists will be invited for an interview.