July 2019 update: The research awards have been discontinued, for now. The money is being reallocated to support Valparaiso University faculty's efforts to create open access textbooks, with the goal of reducing student book fees.

Undergraduate students will write a 500 - 750 word essay that demonstrates how they used information literacy instruction and/or library information resources to develop and complete a research project. Students will discuss how they applied information literacy concepts and skills to the research process.

Past winners:

Click on the names of our past winners to see examples of award winning essays.