To promote the use of collections housed at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the Department of History, Geo
Awarded annually in the Spring semester of the academic year, the Neitzel Family Endowed Student Awards in Louisiana Studies recognize outstanding student scholarship* in any field related to Louisiana Studies, including but not limited to history, folklore, languages, music, geography, anthropology, archaeology, literature, architecture, and the visual arts.
Two awards will be given: one for undergraduate-level student work and one for graduate-level. To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled at UL Lafayette and have completed the scholarly work during the current academic year, inclusive of the preceding summer. The winners will receive a certificate and a $300 check in recognition of their work.
To apply send an abstract of no more than 250 words to the below email address no later than April 15, 2018. The abstract should include an overview of the topic of the scholarship, a statement on how it relates to Louisiana Studies, an indication of the semester and for which UL Lafayette course the work was completed, and contact information for the applicant. It should also indicate whether the applicant is an undergraduate or graduate student. Traditional written papers should be attached to the application email in PDF format; applicants for non-traditional scholarship should provide some form of documentation or include directions to access such documentation online or elsewhere.
Award winners will be announced on May 4, 2018.
Send application materials to:
Dr. Michael Martin, director
Center for Louisiana Studies
* Scholarship may include either traditional written scholarly papers or other scholarly work such as field research, exhibits, and online projects.