Edith Rogers Farrell Memorial Award for Undergraduate Research

Established by the family, students and friends of Edith Rodgers Farrell, late professor of French and advocate of undergraduate student research, this award is granted annually to a graduating senior whose research is judged by a jury of faculty to be excellent. The Edith Rodgers Farrell Memorial Award for Undergraduate Research will include a certificate and $500.


  1. The research project must be student-initiated
  2. The results of the research project are to have been presented in a public forum such as:
    • the publication of one's scholarly or original work or a performance/exhibit of one's interpretive/creative work in a recognized public forum beyond campus;
    • a presentation at a local, regional, national, or international conference devoted to undergraduate student research;
    • a presentation on campus open to the public of the results of one's scholarship or of original or interpretive work in the creative and performing arts
  3. The recipient must be a graduating senior with a GPA of at least 3.0
  4. Preference will be given to students who aspire to graduate or professional school
  5. The award is independent of financial need

Selection Process

The award will be determined by a faculty jury appointed by the Staff of the Academic Center for Enrichment. The award will be given as part of the Student Honors Ceremony.

Nomination Process

  1. UMN-Morris faculty members are invited to nominate one or more students who fulfill the expectations of the award
  2. A brief statement describing each nominee's qualifications and providing a basis for their selection shall be submitted through the designated online form.

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