Showcase Selection Criteria

Applications will be judged for acceptance into the Showcase according to the following criteria:
  • Completed application form
  • Project title included
  • Project abstract, summary, or creative statement of no more than 250 words

Scholarship Awards Criteria

Showcase projects will be judged according to the following criteria in awarding scholarships:

  • Clear focus or central research question: The presentation explicitly states what the project accomplished or will accomplish. There is a clear controlling idea, hypothesis, or objective.
  • Sound research methodology: Approach to the project knowledgeably conveys how the project is to be executed or evidence appropriate to the discipline and how it was obtained.
  • Clear presentation of results/product/ performance or expected outcome: Details about the project are presented in an organized, fresh, and thoughtful manner. Mastery of the subject is evident. The project can be understood by someone knowledgeable in the field and also by a reasonably informed non-specialist.
  • Progress on the project to date: The project is complete or can be completed in a reasonable amount of time.
  • Contribution to the field or discussion of potential impact: There is an explanation of the significance or use of the project, of why the project was or is worth doing, or of what new knowledge, understanding, or insight was or will be gained.
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