Fahle Family Scholarship promotes undergraduate research opportunities
In 1990, the Fahle family of Tontogany, Ohio, presented the College of Education and Human Development (EDHD), previously the College of Education and Allied Professions, with a generous gift to endow the Orville F. and Naomi Fahle Fund to support student research activities. The Research Development Council recently updated the award process, and the new Fahle scholarship will specifically highlight undergraduate research. Under the revised process, one EDHD undergraduate student will be awarded a $6,000 tuition scholarship to be distributed during the fall 2016 and spring 2017 academic semesters ($3,000 per term). Additionally, the faculty mentor overseeing the progress of the project will be awarded $1,000 to his or her professional development fund.
Students interested in applying must solicit a faculty mentor who will provide guidance in the development of a research proposal. The faculty mentor is responsible for providing support to the student in writing the proposal; mentors will also oversee the research throughout the award year.
All proposals will be assessed for merit based on the quality of five determining factors. Applications will be measured based on the nature of the project and its purpose, goals and methods; the project’s significance and anticipated outcomes; anticipated deliverable products; student research responsibilities and, finally, how the project will enhance the professional and intellectual growth of the student.