Through the Emerging Scholar Talk (EST) competition, CWiC celebrates both strong research projects and solid speaking abilities by providing students with a public forum in which to talk about their academic work. All undergraduates are invited to apply. Scholarship must be the original work of the undergraduate applicant and may not be co-authored.
The EST Board of CWiC Advisors will select the winner and then coach the Emerging Scholar to hone her or his presentation. The Emerging Scholar will receive a $500 award and will be recognized during the College's Student Awards Ceremony in May. In addition, a video of the EST will be placed on the CWiC web site.
Apply at the following link: 
2019 Timeline
February 8th--application deadline 
February 14th-18th—Select candidates interview and present brief (5-min.) presentations
February 20th—Emerging Scholar announced
February-April: Emerging Scholar works with EST CWiC Advisors weekly
April: Emerging Scholar presents research to an audience of allies, mentors, family, friends
(While the EST is a public lecture, audiences are mostly comprised of attendees invited by the Emerging Scholar.)
May: College of Arts and Sciences Award Ceremony, $500 prize awarded
Send your questions (not your application) to Dr. Sue Weber at