Cesar Chavez Scholarship Announcement

Let your voices be heard: The thirteenth annual Cesar E. Chavez Scholarship competition

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The Cesar E. Chavez Scholarship Competition is specifically designed to give students the opportunity to submit scholarly work that focuses on a wide range of diversity issues. Diversity is defined in accordance with the University of Colorado’s definition, understood as referring to subjects/issues that pertain to traditionally underrepresented and historically oppressed target populations, primarily ethnic and racial minorities, women, GLBTIQ persons, and persons with disabilities.

We welcome research papers and critical essays from all disciplines that shed new light on the topic(s) under consideration. We encourage, when possible, original work. The minimum award is $500.00. Winners will have the opportunity to present their work at an award ceremony during the spring semester, which will be followed by a reception, Thursday, March 23, 2017, 4:30 – 7:30pm, Kraemer Family Library, Third Floor Apse. The competition is open to all currently enrolled undergraduate students matriculating at UCCS, with the exception of previous Cesar Chavez winners. One entry per student or student team.

All entries will be judged according to the quality of the work and the relevance to the scholarship’s central themes.


  • Students are asked to submit 5 copies of their papers/essays accompanied by a fully developed abstract, which includes a clear thesis and establishes the relevance of the submission to the scholarship competition.
  • Students must also include a completed, word-processed submission form.
  • The student’s name should not appear anywhere on the paper or essay – it should only appear on the submission form.
  • Students should be sure to include page numbers, as well as the paper/essay title, on both the submission form, as well as on the entry itself.
  • All materials should be clearly labeled, and indicate the names of anyone who assisted you with your entry, or collaborated with you on your submission.
  • If your research includes human subjects you must have IRB (Institutional Biosafety Committee) training.

Margins: One-inch borders.

Font: New Times Roman, size 12.

Length: Up to 20 pages (double spaced); does not include endnotes or work sited/bibliography. Be sure to include a bibliography or a list of works cited. All essays should conform to the citation/permission system appropriate to your discipline.

All entries must be submitted by 12:00pm on Thursday, February 16, 2017 to Jane Muller in the WEST office, Academic Office Building (ACAD) #406.

No entries will be accepted via email. They must be dropped off.

Entry forms are available on the WEST website //www.uccs.edu/west and outside ACAD #406. Students are encouraged to utilize the resources at the Writing Center, and also to contact Jane Muller with any questions. 719.255.4553 / jmuller@uccs.edu

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