Scholarship Available for Graduate Students


Lynd Ward, acrylic painting on Japanese paper. Cotsen Children’s Library.

The Friends of the Princeton University Library Prize for
Outstanding Scholarship by a Princeton Graduate Student
First Prize: $1,500 + Publication
Second Prize: $500 + Publication
Competition for Essays Written in the 2011-2012 Academic Year

The Council of the Friends of the Princeton University Library invites students enrolled in all departments of Princeton University’s Graduate School to compete for the Prize for Outstanding Scholarship by a Graduate Student. First and second prizes will be awarded for essays based on research in one or more divisions of the Library’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections–Cotsen Children’s Library, Graphic Arts, Historic Maps, Manuscripts, Numismatics, Public Policy Papers, Rare Books, University Archives, Western Americana–and/or in the associated Scheide Library, Marquand Library, and East Asian Library. Essays of all lengths and on all topics will be considered. To be eligible, authors must be enrolled in a Princeton University graduate program in the academic year 2011-2012. Essays will be judged on scholarly merit and creative use of Special Collections materials.

The winners will be announced on October 15, 2012, and the winning essays will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Princeton University Library Chronicle.

To enter an essay in this competition, send one copy (file attachment or printout) and a completed application form to: Gretchen Oberfranc, Princeton University Library Chronicle, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Firestone Library. (Electronic submissions may be sent to Application forms are available online at Entries may be sent at any time but must be received by August 17, 2012. For further information, call 609-258-7093 or write or send e-mail to Ms. Oberfranc.