Diversity Research Award The Hamline Diversity Research Award is given annually to an undergraduate who demonstrates excellent facility with scholarly research materials to produce a project on a diversity topic. Sponsors: Diversity Initiatives and Bush Library Awardees will be nominated in March by faculty, librarians or students, and will be blind juried by a committee appointed by the Office of Diversity Initiatives and Bush Library. The award will be presented at Honors Day annually in May. Criteria for the award: The project may be for coursework, departmental honors, journalistic writing, or a public presentation. The medium may be print or non-print. The thesis of the project must be on a topic of diversity as defined by Hamline University. The research methods must skillfully utilize a broad range of scholarly research materials to substantiate the thesis, and indicate an understanding of the historical context and the contemporary debates on diversity in higher education. The project will be judged for originality of thought. Please send your nomination to Veena Deo, Director of Multicultural and Diversity Initiatives.Students who wish to nominate themselves should also include a cover letter with their name and student ID#. All other material should be submitted without any identification. Entries will be judged anonymously. A committee appointed by the Office of Diversity Initiatives and Bush Library will select the winner and the award will be presented at Honors Day in May.