Chauvenet Award

The Chauvenet Award supports summer abroad research projects with financial awards up to $3,500 for undergraduate students minoring in Latin American and Latino Studies. The Chauvenet Award is competitively awarded to a student proposing an independent study project requiring travel to Latin America.

Students are encouraged to pursue enriching, broadening projects that have the promise of being life-changing. To enrich the independent study experience, the student is required to have a faculty mentor for his or her project. Copies of research reports and papers developed under the auspices of the Chauvenet Award shall upon request be forwarded to the Trustee for the Chauvenet Funds. All publications resulting from the Chauvenet Award Program shall acknowledge the sponsorship of the Chauvenet Funds.

A committee of Latin American and Latino Studies faculty will review applications and select the scholarship recipient. The project will be selected based on the following criteria: feasibility of the project, contribution of the project to the overall education and enrichment of the student, commitment of the student and faculty advisor to the project, and the student’s demonstrated ability to initiate and sustain creative activities and research. Applicants must meet the standards established by Wake Forest to be considered a full time student, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have completed at least four semesters at Wake Forest, prepare a budget to justify the amount of money requested from the Fund, and provide evidence of language proficiency. Students must also be in good standing with the University. The final report must be completed after the completion of the project.

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2014 term. The deadline for applications is February 14, 2014. Click here to download the application.

For additional information contact Dr. Peter Siavelis, Chauvenet Award Selection Committee Chair.