The J. Elmore Hudson '30 Corps of Cadets History Essay Scholarship, coordinated through the Houston A&M Club, affords undergraduate students the opportunity to gain recognition for excellence in writing regarding the historical experience of cadets at Texas A&M. Students whose entries are judged to merit awards by a panel of judges will be eligible for one-time scholarship awards.
The J. Elmore Hudson '30 Corps of Cadets History Scholarship is an annually-recurring opportunity for undergraduate students of Texas A&M University to compete for one of two monetary awards through the submission of a research paper, suitable for publication, on any historical aspect of the history of the Corps of Cadets of the main campus, including aspects of the cadet experience, during the relevant period. A first prize of Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars is awarded for the best work of historical scholarship. The second prize is Five Hundred Dollars. Resources include those publicly available, such as those in Cushing Library and the Sanders Corps Center, and those collected and preserved by authors, such as personal recollections, interviews and materials.
- Any current undergraduate student at Texas A&M University is eligible to submit an entry.
- Submissions must be directed to an aspect of the history of the Corps of Cadets of the main campus, including the cadet experience, from October 2, 1876 to July 1, 1998. Any essay written for an undergraduate history course at Texas A&M University in 2018-2019 is eligible. A student may submit only one essay.
- Entries must be typed on standard (8-1/2" x 11") paper, double-spaced, with numbered pages and suitable for publication. The entry should be not less than eight (8) and not more than twenty (20) pages, exclusive of images, bibliography and endnotes, and having 2000-5000 words. Photographic support is strongly encouraged.
- An electronic copy of each manuscript must be submitted in Word and PDF formats, together with a folder containing high-resolution versions of any images used, with attribution and sourcing and with an electronic appendix which identifies each endnote, to facilitate reproduction with changes in layout and to permit verification of citations. The following information should appear on the cover page only: title, author's name and permanent address. The author’s name must not appear on subsequent pages.
- Entries must also include endnotes and a bibliography of sources used. Endnote and bibliography form preferably should follow Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th edition or The Chicago Manual of Style (free trial available online).
- Entries will be judged on the basis of content and style according to the attached Rubric [link to PDF of rubric below]. To qualify for an award, the entry must be accurate in grammar and spelling and must be clear in its organization and presentation.
- Entries must be submitted electronically by 11:59 pm March 19, 2019, to email@example.com, together with the Submission Form. Winning papers will be announced by June 1, 2019.
- If information is needed, direct any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
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