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Falvey Scholars


nominate.png  Online Nomination Form

  Online Nomination Form for Faculty Advisors can be found here.

   Deadline: March 31

application.png  Online Application Form

  Online Application Form for Students can be found here.

   Available: March 31 - April 7

dl.png  Past Winners

  View past winner entries in the Falvey Digital Library

dl.png  Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

  More information on Falvey Scholars can be found here.

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.

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There are six 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 and Professional Studies.

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.

Digital copies of the winning papers are maintained in Falvey Digital Library.

Chloe DeEntremont

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

"Patriarchally Ever After?: Disney's Perpetration of Male Dominance through Animal Sidekicks' Interactions With Princesses and Princes"

Mentors: Dr. Sheryl Bowen & Dr. Heidi Rose

Molly Purnell

College of Nursing

"The Intergenerational Cycle of Obesity: Nursing Implications and Interventions"

Mentor: Dr. Meredith MaKenzie

Thomas Cox

Villanova School of Business/College of Engineering

"Measuring the Adoption Deployment Rates of Disruptive Technologies"

Mentor: Dr. Stephen Andriole

 Meghan Barker

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

"Bumptious Bodies: Analyzing Pregnant Space in Contemporary Artwork"

Mentors: Dr. Sheryl Bowen, Dr. Maghan Keita, Dr. Timothy McCall 


Tara Malanga

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

"Does Nitrogen Addition Irreversibly Alter Soil Microbial Community Composition and Functions?"

Mentor: Dr. Adam Langley



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