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CCU Institutional Repository: CFLERPA

Clifton Fowler Library's Exemplary Research Paper Award

Clifton Fowler Library’s exemplary research paper award (CFLERPA) recognizes a student’s outstanding research paper. The award includes a $100 and $50 scholarships of cash to the winner and runner up.


Any junior or senior student within the College of Undergraduate Studies is welcome to submit a research paper from the 2021-2022 academic year.


Dates for 2022 CFLERPA submissions will be posted after Jan 2022


  • Paper must be written in the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Length of paper must be a minimum of 8 pages excluding title page, references, tables, bibliography, etc.
  • Any academic citation/writing style consistent and appropriate to the discipline is acceptable.
  • Students are required to submit an application including faculty information, faculty signature, and a one page research reflection essay.
  • Submissions will be scored based on the attached information literacy rubric.


Winner to be announced at the Honors Chapel in April 2022.

Directions for Award Submission

  1. Print the CFLERPA Application, see below.
  2. Fill out the application including your signature and the signature of your faculty reference (the faculty to whom you submitted this paper for an assignment in 2021-2022).
  3. The application, one-page reflective essay, and research paper should be emailed to Michael Smith at in pdf form. Include in the subject line: CFLERPA and your full name. Any material not emailed in will be considered an incomplete submission.

Directions for One-Page Reflective Essay

This one page essay should evaluate your research process. Look to the CFLERPA rubric for paper guides.

Application and Rubric

For any additional questions contact Joren Roth

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