Burritt Bicentennial & Library Research Awards

Elihu Burritt Bicentennial Competition

Elihu Burritt Library is pleased to announce the Elihu Burritt Bicentennial competition. This award will recognize excellence in research and/or creativity related to Elihu Burritt and his lifelong interest in many important topics, including abolitionism, international peace, linguistics, and ocean penny postage. Applicants are invited to submit essays, papers, short stories, plays, historical fiction, poems, descriptive prose, video documentaries, etc.  for consideration.

Two prizes of $200 will be awarded in this competition during the Elihu Burritt Birthday Party on December 8, 2010 at 2 p.m. in the Special Collections department at Burritt Library. For more information about Elihu Burritt and list of the material available in the Elihu Burritt Collection, please go to http://library.ccsu.edu/help/spcoll/burritt/

For more information, criteria, and the application form, please go to:

http://library.ccsu.edu/services/award/burritt_award.php

2011 Undergraduate Library Research Award

Students can also apply for the 2011 Undergraduate Library Research award. This award will recognize excellence in undergraduate research papers/projects as well as skill and creativity in the application of library services, resources and collections. Two prizes of $350 will be awarded during the spring 2011 semester at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD). One prize will be award to a senior thesis (if applicable) and the other will be awarded to a paper/project from any class/year if applicable.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIBRARY RESEARCH AWARD IS A SEPARATE PRIZE FROM THE OTHERS PRESENTED AT URCAD. For more information about URCAD, please go to http://www.ccsu.edu/urcad/

Eligibility:

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled during the spring 2011 semester as a Central Connecticut State University undergraduate at any class level or discipline/major.
  • Have completed their research paper or project for a credit course during the spring, summer, or fall semesters in 2010.
  • Agree that the paper or project and application materials will become property of Elihu Burritt Library and may be publicly displayed in the library and/or library website.

For more information, criteria, and the application form, please go to:

http://library.ccsu.edu/services/award/application.php

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