Each semester the AHC offers a cash prize to the best undergraduate research paper or project based substantially on materials -- manuscripts, archives, rare books, photos, maps, audio, film and video, etc. -- at the American Heritage Center. The award is entirely funded by voluntary donations from faculty and staff at the American Heritage Center.In order to encourage a diverse group of applicants, projects of any form—research paper, creative writing, individual or group exhibits or web sites, art, etc.—will be considered, as long as they are created for academic credit (i.e., they must be academic in nature)and are based substantially on research done at the AHC.
A committee appointed by the AHC’s Director and comprised of its faculty and staff will select the winning project or projects. As a condition of accepting the award, the student(s) must agree to allow the AHC to post his/her project on its website, so that future applicants can benefit from their example and so that the student will be able to cite the website on their curriculum vitae. As a condition of accepting the award, the student(s) must agree to permit the AHC to publish his/her/their photo in its newsletter, Heritage Highlights, and in its Annual Report, in both instances to accompany reports of the award. The decision of the judging committee will be final, though with the student’s permission excerpts from the committee’s evaluation of the award-winning submission will be posted on the website along with the paper or project itself.The award itself will be in the form of a certificate and a check for $500.00. No restrictions are placed on the funds.
Submission date is December 16, 2016
Growth of the Second Sum by J. D. Wagner