The University Libraries have established the Frank Lepkowski Undergraduate Research in Writing Award (funded by the OUCU) to celebrate excellence in library research. This scholarship is co-sponsored by the Oakland University Credit Union.
This annual prize recognizes up to two students who have most successfully applied information literacy skills in a paper or project. Information literacy has been defined as the ability to identify an information need, find sources that address it, evaluate and incorporate those sources, and use information ethically. (Association of College and Research Libraries)
The award consists of a $1500 scholarship prize for first place and $1000 for second place (prizes will be applied directly to tuition).
The award is given to up to two students each academic year. Nominations are accepted for courses completed in the preceding Winter, Summer and Fall semesters. Winners will be selected from faculty- or student-nominated papers by a committee of university library faculty members.
Nominations must be submitted before the deadline of 12:00 am on February 29, 2016. Only papers written in Winter 2015, Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 semesters are eligible.
Winners for the 2016 awards will be annoucned at OU Libraries' Authors at Oakland event on March 16, 2016 from 2-4 pm.
Student papers can be nominated by faculty or by self-nominated students. If a student chooses to nominate their paper, the Research in Writing Award Committee will contact the supervising faculty member for confirmation.
Successful projects will demonstrate effective application of information literacy principles:
If you have any questions about this award, please contact:
Julia E. Rodriguez
Nursing, Health Sciences, Faculty Research Support Librarian