The Libraries Student Research Prize

Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries and LTS

Student studyingThe Libraries Student Research Prize recognizes undergraduate student research papers or projects that show excellence in library research, mastery of subject, and strong written communication skills. In addition to recognition at Lehigh, the Prize includes a monetary award of up to $1,000. It is awarded annually. Submissions are accepted between December and mid-January -- watch university announcements for specific dates. The award recipient(s) are announced in March.

View past prize-winning papers!

Why Should I Apply?

You've worked hard to produce an exceptional paper -- be recognized for your efforts! Winners of the Libraries Student Research Prize will enjoy the following benefits:

  • University-wide recognition, including a feature in the university news and a reception for library prize winners.
  • Because winning the Library Prize demonstrates that you possess exceptional writing and research skills, it will strengthen your resume or graduate school application.
  • The Prize includes a generous monetary award -- up to $1,000. The amount of the monetary award is determined by the selection committee and is based on the number of prize winners and the quality of the project or paper.

Learn More About the Award


Note rule change: Prize winning students are required to attend a reception in April, with the following exceptions:

  1. Students who are studying abroad the spring semester 2016
  2. Students who are December 2015 graduates

Attending the reception may be waived under *extenuating circumstances,* at the discretion of the selection committee.

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Congratulations, 2015 Prize Winner!

Madeleine Smith, '15, is the 2015 Library Prize recipeint. Read more about Madeleine and her ressearch...

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