Win $1,000 for telling us how you used the library for your research!
The annual Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Award recognizes University of Arizona undergraduate and graduate students participating in the University of Arizona Student Showcase who have made extensive use of the services and resources at the University of Arizona Libraries.
We award up to six prizes—$1,000 each.
University of Arizona undergrads and graduate students may apply as individuals or teams – one application per each team or individual per year. Just follow these steps:
Registration opens on to be announced
Register for the Student Showcase. Make sure you create a VoiceThread account.
Write an essay about how you used our library resources and services for your research.
Submit your Willock essay to LBRY-Development@email.arizona.edu. Please include your:
Undergraduate or Graduate status
As the author of the essay, you retain copyright. It is your responsibility to get permission from copyright holders for images, media, or extended quotes you may incorporate. Cite your sources. Images taken from copyrighted or licensed resources cannot be published beyond the UA community without permission.
For Willock Award questions, contact Alex Franz-Harder.
Congratulations to the 2021 Willock Award winners!
See winning essays and posters from previous years.
The late Katheryne (Kate) Willock generously endowed this award. Kate received her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and taught a course in biology at the University of Arizona. She spent several years as Assistant Territorial Archaeologist in the US Virgin Islands and conducted archaeological fieldwork in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Vieques, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Antigua, and the southwestern United States. Kate was an ardent supporter of the University Libraries and was vocal in championing the value the library brings to campus.