The Falvey Scholar award is an annual program established by Falvey Memorial Library to recognize outstanding undergraduate research. It is a collaborative initiative of the Library, the Honors Program, and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.
The winners of this award are selected from a pool of candidates that will be generated by applications submitted by a senior Villanova University student or a group of students working on a senior project together with the recommendation of the advisor to the senior thesis or capstone project.
There are five discipline-related awards in the competition. Candidates will be identified by the college for which the senior thesis/project is completed for academic credit. The five slots are dedicated to: Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, and Business.
Winners are recognized at an awards ceremony in Falvey Memorial Library that will include presentations by the award recipients on the content and findings of the research involved in the writing of the thesis or creation of the project report. Presentations highlight the use of Library resources.