Earl James Weaver Graduate Essay Prize

In the spring of 1993 the American Studies Student Association established the Earl James Weaver Jim WeaverGraduate Paper Prize to honor of the retirement of Earl James Weaver, Professor of American Studies, past Department Chair, and a founder of the Department of American Studies at California State University Fullerton. Jim, shown at right congratulating Paul Stewart, the first winner of the Weaver Prize, passed away in December 2000.

With an original endowment raised from the generous contributions of American Studies students and alumni, the Weaver Prize is an annual $250 cash award for the best paper written by an American Studies graduate student during the preceding year. Papers are judged by a three person panel of American Studies faculty and the winning paper is guaranteed publication inThe American Papers.

Application Procedures: Eligible submissions are papers written by an American Studies graduate student for any CSUF course in the spring, summer, or fall semesters of the preceding year. Both extended essays and research papers are welcome.

If you have a paper to submit, please attach a cover sheet to a clean copy of your paper, identifying your name, the course the paper was written for (and in which semester), and your contact information (phone and email)--then place it in an envelope clearly marked ?Weaver Submission? and deliver it to the department office, UH-313. The deadline each year will be announced via e-mail, in classes, and on the department web site.