This new scholarship honors the great life and work of our colleague and friend Dr. Dane Ward, former dean of University Libraries at Appalachian and the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor for Library and Information Studies. The Dr. Dane Ward Endowed Research Scholarship, created by Dr. Ward's colleagues, family, and friends, is intended to support exceptional research projects by Honors students at Appalachian. Preferred projects will be those seeking to make a substantial impact by increasing awareness, access to information, or direct support for a community of vulnerable people, with the potential of impacting the world and humanity! Please note: “research” here also includes scholarship and/or creative activity.
Annual scholarship support from the Dr. Dane Ward Endowed Honors Research Scholarship will be approximately $1000, and may be used for supplies, equipment, the collection and use of data and materials, technology needs, and travel to conferences to report on research findings.
Students: to apply, please click here and fill out the application in consultation with your faculty research mentor(s), and ask your mentor to submit a letter of support for you and your project. The completed application form and the letter of recommendation should be sent as separate PDF files to email@example.com, with “Dr. Dane Ward Scholarship” in the subject line. The due date for applications this year is midnight on Monday, May 17, 2021, and the awardee will be notified soon thereafter.
Honors College students engaged in or planning research that will need funding support: please apply! Faculty engaged in research with Honors College students: please encourage them to apply! We look forward to awarding this scholarship in support of great research, scholarship, and/or creative activity, and in honor of, and lasting tribute to, Dr. Dane Ward.