Carl A. Ross Student Paper Award

🏆 Available: 2
💰 $100
⏳ 01/15

Last year this scholarship received 5 applicant(s). $200 was awarded to 2 applicant(s).

Scholarship Description

The Ross Award is granted to one student in each of two categories: middle/high school students and undergraduate/graduate students. The authors of the winning papers receive $100 each.

About the Award
Established in 1984 as the “Student Paper Award,” this award honors Carl A. Ross, Professor of History and Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University at the time of his death in 1988.

All papers must adhere to guidelines for scholarly research. Middle/high school papers should be 8 – 15 pages in length. Undergraduate/graduate papers should be 15 – 30 pages in length. Nominations should be submitted by emailing a Microsoft Word copy of the paper to the chair of the selection committee before January 15.

Papers submitted to the undergraduate/graduate competition must have been completed during the current or previous academic year. Submissions must include proof of student status during the current or previous academic year; documentation may consist of a copy of a schedule of classes or (unofficial or official) transcript or a letter from a faculty advisor (which should include the faculty advisor’s e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address).

Students who wish to present their papers at the conference must also submit a proposal for participation by the submission deadline (generally in October). Costs of attending the conference are the winners’ responsibility. Students may be eligible for scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens
  • Award is available to Canadian citizens
  • Award is available to citizens of countries other than the U.S. and Canada.

Application Requirements

  • Essay required

How To Apply

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Donor: Appalachian Studies Association

The association was formed by a group of scholars, teachers, and regional activists who believed that shared community has been and will continue to be important to those writing, researching, and teaching about Appalachia.