Esterly Awards

Awards up to $1,400 to students who "present worthwhile educational projects to be conducted during the summer for which they do not have readily available funds."

Description

The Virginia Judy Esterly awards were established in 1949 in memory of the former assistant to the president and counselor of human relations at Scripps by gifts from former students, colleagues and friends of Ms. Esterly and of the College. The awards are granted to students who combine the qualities of good scholarship, effective service in student activities and responsible citizenship who also "present worthwhile educational projects to be conducted during the summer for which they do not have readily available funds." Several small stipends up to $1,400 will be given. Should a project require additional funding, the committee may be able to grant a small increase.

Eligibility Requirements

All students in good academic standing are eligible. Because the projects must be presented during the fall semester of the following academic year, graduating seniors may not apply.

Deadline

Applications are available on-line. The application consists of a title and short description of the project, budget projection, resume, and faculty endorsement.

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS April 13, 2018

Application Information

Before applying, students should seek faculty support on the feasibility and merit of the project. The project should represent for the particular individual an experience of personal significance which cannot be completed during the academic year. Projects must be undertaken in the summer of the year of the award. If this is not possible, the student should seek the advice of the Dean of Students or Career Planning & Resources. Otherwise, the award should be returned to the College.

 

IRB and IACUC information

If a student’s research involves work with human participants, (e.g. surveys, interviews, taking oral histories) she must apply for approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB). See http://www.scrippscollege.edu/academics/irb  for information on how to apply, including the link to the online application. The student must meet with the IRB chair prior to the application deadline to get guidance on proposing a project that will meet IRB requirements.

For questions on whether or not the project requires IRB review, contact IRB chair Professor Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert (gedwalds@scrippscollege.edu).

If a student’s research involves work with animals, she must apply for approval from the KS Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (http://www.kecksci.claremont.edu/research/).

Contact Professor Melissa Coleman  (mcoleman@kecksci.claremont.edu) with questions about animal use.

 

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