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Stanley J. Kahrl and Barbara A. Hanawalt Essay Awards

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The deadline for nominations for the 2023-2024 Barbara A. Hanawalt Award for Outstanding Graduate Essay and the Stanley J. Kahrl Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Essay is 5:00 p.m. ET Friday, April 5, 2024. Any affiliate may nominate any essay on a medieval or Renaissance topic written for a course offered Spring 2023, Summer 2023, or Autumn 2023. (Papers written during Spring 2024 will also be accepted if available before the deadline.) Papers written for individual-study credit are eligible for consideration; however, honors theses, masters' theses, and chapters of dissertations are not. For additional information or questions about the nomination process, please contact cmrs@osu.edu.

Each year CMRS recognizes outstanding papers written by OSU students in medieval or renaissance courses with our Stanley J. Kahrl and Barbara A. Hanawalt Awards for best undergraduate and graduate student essay. In spring, papers are nominated by CMRS faculty affiliates, and judged by a committee of affiliate faculty and the CMRS Director. Award winners receive a $150 prize. For additional information about the nomination process, please see page 2 of the Nomination Form or contact cmrs@osu.edu.

If you would like to support CMRS Student Essay Awards, please consider a donation to the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Fund (#307850). Please also consider other ways to support CMRS.


The Center’s awards, grants and scholarships are disbursed through OSU Student Financial Aid. Students already receiving substantial aid from other sources should review their current-year packages and consult with Buckeye Link to confirm their ability to accept awards prior to applying.

A student may not receive financial aid and other resources in excess of the annual cost of attendance at the university in accordance with federal guidelines.  If you receive additional financial resources and/or assistance, it may impact your eligibility for other financial aid awards. If you have any questions about your individual situation, consult Buckeye Link at 614-292-0300 or by email at buckeyelink@osu.edu.


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