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SCHULTZ-WERTH AWARD

Information and Guidelines Governing A U dated S ring "#$% &'(e!tive


Stimulation and recognition of scholarly achievements of undergraduate students.

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T)e A*ards
Awards not to exceed $2,500 per student will be awarded at the end of the academic year to one or more senior students udged by the Award !ommittee to have submitted outstanding papers or research reports. "udging is based primarily on originality, scholarship and creativity of the wor# submitted and is open to students in all undergraduate ma ors of the $niversity. %o award of less than $250 will be given, if the paper is selected for an award.

Guidelines for +a ers


&apers considered for the Schult'()erth Award must demonstrate independent scholarly or creative effort. *he paper must provide evidence to verify that the wor# is truly original and independent. +esearch,!reative methods used may include, but are not limited to, library research, experimental design, statistical application, survey design, historical, or descriptive research, creative and performing arts. *he methodology utili'ed will depend upon the topic and discipline of the study. &roposals for pro ects are not eligible for award consideration. *he Schult'()erth Award !ommittee encourages submission of pro ects from all disciplines at S-S$. *he approach of the study or pro ect, however, will vary from discipline to discipline. .or example, a pro ect submitted in the area of fine arts would undoubtedly differ from one submitted in the area of engineering or sociology. /n general, a student should approach his or her study pro ect in the manner which would seem most appropriate for the selected topic. Students are advised to follow a format which is used within their fields or disciplines. )hile a faculty adviser may supervise the pro ect, it is re0uired that the research will be that of the student only and not a collaborative effort. *he student must be the single author1 this means co(authored papers will not be eligible for the award. *he committee will give preference to original topics over variations on on(going research,scholarship,creativity. *he udging of papers will be based upon scholarship, creativity, and originality.

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2. All papers and forms must be typed and will be submitted and udged in one of two categories3 a. Social sciences, arts and humanities. b. &hysical and biological sciences, engineering and mathematics. 2. A student may receive only one Schult'()erth Award during his,her college career at South -a#ota State $niversity. 4. A candidate for the award shall be enrolled as a senior student 5607 semester credit hours8 in one of the colleges of South -a#ota State $niversity and not yet earned a baccalaureate degree. *he 9onors !ollege will verify senior status with the +ecords :ffice. ;. *he application form is available online at the following $+<3

http3,,www.sdstate.edu,research,resources,schult'(werth.cfm $pon deciding to enter this competition, the applicants shall submit3 a. Application for Schult'()erth Award b. Abstract c. =iographical -ata d. !ompleted +esearch &aper,Scholarly or !reative &ro ect &lease respond succinctly to all 0uestions on these forms.
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&apers are to be submitted electronically in )ord or &-. format to sandra.newman>sdstate.edu An applicant should submit all forms along with his,her final paper,pro ect. /f you cannot incorporate the application form into your paper, it may be sent as a separate document. -eadline for submission is 5300 p.m., ?arch 2@, 202;.

A. *he awards shall be presented to the students who, in the udgment of the !ommittee, present papers best exemplifying original research, and scholarship, and independent wor#. Students are cautioned to avoid plagiarism or poor documentation that suggests plagiarism. )hen in doubt, cite the appropriate reference. B. /ndividual authorship is re0uired. .aculty may be ac#nowledged but cannot be co(authors. Signatures of the student and adviser,research sponsor will be re0uired verifying that the research, scholarly or creative activity is original and independent wor# of the student.

T)e A*ard Committee


*he Schult'()erth !ommittee consists of six faculty members representing the physical and biological sciences, social sciences, and the humanities and fine arts. *he -ean of the 9onors !ollege shall convene the committee and serve as its chairperson.

Suggestions for Student A

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*he paper you submit for the Schult'()erth Award competition may be an expansion of independent research or study assigned in your course wor# or it may be a pro ect which you conduct outside of your classes. *hough scholarly in nature, your paper should be written so that it can be understood by educated readers from a broad range of academic disciplines. See# advice from your professors and instructors. *al# with your ma or advisor and re0uest guidance from him or her. $tili'e writing manuals to aid in your style and format. *he following guides are available at the /nformation -es# at =riggs <ibrary3 2. ?<A 9andboo# for )riters of +esearch &apers. 5%ew Cor#3 ?odern <anguage Association of America8 2. 4. &ublication ?anual of the American &sychological Association. 5)ashington, -!3 American &sychological Association8 *urabian, Date <. StudentEs Fuide for )riting !ollege &apers. 5!hicago3 $niversity of !hicago &ress8

Gxamine previous Schult'()erth Award papers. *hese are available in the Archive +oom in the =riggs <ibrary.
S-S$ 9onors !ollege,Schult'()erth Fuidelines,Spring 202;