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CSUSM University Library Award for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

In recognition of scholarship and creative activity in CSUSM undergraduate student research

About this Award

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Applying for a $600 cash prize and public recognition of your amazing work is easy if you meet the simple criteria listed below:  

  • You are currently enrolled as a CSUSM undergraduate student (or group of students) at the time of project completion (Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022).

    • We like all types of projects! They can range from written research papers to creative works such as art, music, lyrics, poetry, dance, etc.).

    • Group projects can win too! Just make sure that if you are completing the project as a group, everyone is currently enrolled as an undergraduate student and everyone agrees to submit the work. If a group project is selected to win an award, the $600 cash prize will be distributed equally among all group members.

      • The work is/was created as part of a class or Independent Study at CSUSM during the following terms: Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022.

  • You include a narrative explaining your research processes (hint: this is a library award so we really want to know about your research processes and the library resources used).

  • If you win, you will: 

If you have any question about the award, please contact Dr. Toni Olivas at

Engagement & Inclusion Librarian

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Toni Olivas
University Library
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92078