The W. Curtis Worthington, Jr. Essay Contest was established to encourage students to contribute to scholarship about the history of health sciences and to reward those whose work is exemplary.
The Waring Library Society will grant one award for an undergraduate essay ($1,000) and one award for a graduate essay ($2,000). There are different length requirements for each category, as described below. The essay must be sent to the Waring Historical Library by May 31, 2023.
The winner will be asked to submit a summary of the paper for a blog post and to provide a virtual presentation of their research at a Student History Club noon lecture series event during the 2023-2024 academic year. The winning essays will be published in a collection of essays commemorating the university’s bicentennial celebration in 2024.
The author must be a degree-seeking candidate, resident, or intern, at an accredited, higher-education institution in the country.
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