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Library Undergraduate Research Prize (LURP)  

Last Updated: Apr 25, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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About the Prize

Library Undergraduate Research Prize (LURP)

The Prize

The Library Undergraduate Research Prize is a cash award and certificate given annually during La Sie
rra University’s Research Week.  Students enrolled in any undergraduate course are eligible to participate, working with librarians throughout the research process to produce an award-winning paper. Submissions are judged by the LURP Committee, comprised of a student, librarians, and teaching faculty from a variety of disciplines.  The student who wins first prize will win $500; any subsequent prizes will be determined by the number and quality of the submissions and the available budget.  The winner’s name will be added to the LURP plaque in the Library.


The Process

 When your instructor assigns a 7-10 page undergraduate research paper, do the following:

  1. Submit a LURP Student Application at
  2. It is highly recommended that you meet with a reference librarian to discuss research sources for your paper.
  3. Use the Library and other resources to find research sources for your paper.
  4. When you are done writing your paper, submit a LURP Student Research Statement at in which you describe your research sources and process.
  5. Submit your paper to your instructor to be graded.  Ask your instructor to submit a LURP Faculty Recommendation for you at  Note that the faculty member fills out and submits this form, not you!
  6. Send a final version of your paper in electronic form (PDF file, Word document, Pages document) to and make sure to include "[LURP]" in the subject so we know what to do with it.
  7. That's it!


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