Emma Smith Hough Library Research Scholarship Awards

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2022 Winner

Congratulations to the 2022 winner of the Emma Smith Hough Library Research Scholarship Award!

Joshua Christian (Graduate Student Award) - "Serenity in the Cracks"

 

About the Scholarships

The Library has established the following polices and procedures for the establishment of the Emma Smith Hough Library Research Scholarship Awards based on funds from the estate of Ms. Anita Crites Crawford.

Three scholarships will be given each year, two to undergraduate students and one to a graduate student, as follows:

  • $1,500 to a sophomore or junior at SIUC in the Humanities, Fine Arts, or Social Sciences disciplines.
  • $1,500 to a sophomore or junior at SIUC in the Sciences, Engineering, or Applied Technologies disciplines.
  • $2,000 to a graduate student at SIUC in any discipline.

The awards will be given for papers or other creative work that is based on creative and exceptional use of library resources (more specific criteria is provided below).

Application Process

  • All materials are due March 25, 2022.
  • Please submit the following to houghscholarship@lib.siu.edu
    • Completed application
    • Your paper or project
    • A letter of support from a faculty member. The letter may be submitted directly by the faculty member.
  • Award recipients will be announced by April 22, 2022.
  • For more information or if you have questions, email Jennifer Horton at jhorton@lib.siu.edu.

Eligibility

  • Individuals must be currently enrolled students in good standing at SIU Carbondale who will also be enrolled in either the following Summer or Fall semester and who intend on completing their degree at SIU Carbondale. Undergraduate students must be at least a sophomore at the time of application. The scholarships will be granted for credit against tuition and fees for the following semester after the award.
  • For the undergraduate awards, the project or paper submitted must have been completed for an upper-division (300 or 400) level credit course or as part of an undergraduate research experience completed at SIU Carbondale.
  • For the graduate award, projects or papers may be for any graduate class other than the final thesis or dissertation. However, the topic of the paper or assignment might later result in the theme of the final thesis or dissertation as developed and pursued by the student.
  • The applicant must be the only author on the paper or project. Group work is not accepted.
  • The work may not have been previously published in a peer-reviewed resource, such as an academic journal.

Evaluation Criteria

The Evaluation/Award Committee will make awards that demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • A broad array of information resources, which may include print, web, online journal articles and primary sources.
  • Information resources appropriate to the scope and theme of the project.
  • Creative and/or scholarly application of the information discovered.
  • Information sources that effectively support an original argument or make a significant contribution to scholarly knowledge about a subject.
  • Responsible use of information by providing appropriate and accurate citations and credits.
  • Evidence of significant personal learning and the development of a habit of research and inquiry that shows the likelihood of persisting in the future.
  • Special consideration will be given to projects that show use of original, primary source material in the Library Special Collections or Archives.

It is understood that winning papers may not exhibit all criteria but the Evaluation Committee will weigh these criteria and balance them in the judgment of a final award which best exhibits these characteristics.

To receive the award, winners must agree to submit an electronic copy of their work to the Library’s Institutional Repository for discovery by the scholarly and academic community world-wide.

 

Past Winners

2021

Congratulations to the 2021 winners of the Emma Smith Hough Library Research Scholarship Awards!

Valeria Beltran (Undergraduate Award in the Humanities, Fine Arts, or Social Sciences) - "The Benefits of Dating Apps"

Grant Snow (Undergraduate Award in the Sciences, Engineering, or Applied Technologies) - "Entrepreneurial Theory Based in Schumpeter and Knight"

Taylor Mogavero (Graduate Student Award) - "Ecosystem Responses of the Everglades to Landscape Alteration"

2020

Congratulations to the 2020 winners of the Emma Smith Hough Library Research Scholarship Awards!

Francesca Burkett (Undergraduate Student Award - Humanities, Fine Arts, or Social Sciences) - “His hands and feet: Lewis Tappan and the AMA”

Cydney Goodrum (Undergraduate Student Award in Sciences, Engineering, or Applied Technologies) - “How we hear through the functions of the outer, middle, inner ear, and central auditory pathway”

Brian Mccarty (Graduate Student Award) – “Finding oneself in print: Robinson Crusoe, metonymy, and the ideologically constructed self”

2019

Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the Emma Smith Hough Library Research Scholarship Awards!

Julia Cicero (Undergraduate Student Award - Humanities, Fine Arts, or Social Sciences) - “'Go Set a Mockingbird’ – What Lee’s Novels Teach Us About Race”

Ethan Dittmer (Undergraduate Student Award in Sciences, Engineering, or Applied Technologies) - “Evaluating Hunter Surveys at Oakwood Bottoms Greentree Reservoir in Southern Illinois”

Ryan Crawford (Graduate Student Award) - “A Neurocognitive Writing Model: Recursion, Plasticity, and the Reconstruction of Memory”

2018

Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Emma Smith Hough Library Research Scholarship Awards

Darrin Reinhardt (Undergraduate Student Award - Humanities, Fine Arts, or Social Sciences) - “Finding your family in the Civil War: Identity formation in Southern Illinois”

Elyse Hickey (Undergraduate Student Award in Sciences, Engineering, or Applied Technologies) - “How zoological studies and semiotic analysis can form a symbiotic relationship via firefly flash pattern in relation to cognitive abilities”

Ethan Stephenson (Graduate Student Award) - “Convenient death and imperial implications in R.L. Stevenson’s ‘The Suicide Club’”

2017

Congratulations to the 2017 winners of the Emma Smith Hough Library Research Scholarship Awards

Vineeth Kanteti (Undergraduate Award - Sciences, Engineering, or Applied Technologies) - “Preparation of High Strength Concrete using Meta-kaolin and Investigating its Freeze-Thaw Resistance”

Bryan Jenks (Undergraduate Award - Humanities, Fine Arts or Social Sciences) - “The SNFC in the Civil Rights Movement in Carbondale, Illinois”

Samaneh Jafari (Graduate Student Award) - “Teaching with Primary Sources”

2016

Congratulations to the 2016 winners of the Emma Smith Hough Library Research Scholarship Awards

Mary Sophia Hall (Undergraduate Award - Sciences, Engineering, or Applied Technologies) - “Solar-Powered Water Purification System with Energy Storage”

Naomi Tolbert (Undergraduate Award - Humanities, Fine Arts or Social Sciences) - “Unequal Access:  Factors Contributing to the Disproportional Respresentation of Marginalized Groups within Study Abroad Programs”

Liana Kirillova (Gradate Student Award) - “When Affirmative Action is White:  Italian Americans in the City University of New York, 1976-Present”

 

About Emma Smith Hough

Emma Smith Hough began teaching at Murphysboro Township High School in 1928 as an English teacher. She later taught business classes and became the school librarian. She received a B.A. and B.S. from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and an M.S. from SIU. She retired from the Murphysboro school district in 1963 and then took over as head librarian at the Sallie Logan Public Library in Murphysboro.