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The Undergraduate Research Program is sponsoring a new academic honor that will be conferred to qualified students at commencement each year.  This designation is the MCLA Scholar.  An MCLA Scholar is a student who has demonstrated significant achievement in independent scholarly work in any academic discipline.  Students who qualify as an MCLA Scholar must meet the following criteria:

  1. At least two semesters (minimum of 6 credits) of Independent Study or equivalent experience in one academic discipline.  This work must be independent, substantive, and conducted under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
  2. Evidence of professional scholarship in the form of one of the following:  a presentation at the MCLA Undergraduate Research Conference, a presentation at a regional/national undergraduate or professional conference, a public art show, exhibit, or performance, or work on art commissions.
  3. A minimum GPA of 3.25.
  4. A letter of support from the independent study faculty advisor.
  5. Completion of the MCLA Scholar Application.  Application deadline is March 31, 2014.

Please submit completed applications to Karen Claramunt, Undergraduate Research Program, CSI 132 by March 31, 2014 in order to be considered for May 2014 graduation.