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The Falvey Scholars Award—a collaborative initiative of the Falvey Library, the Honors Program and CRF—is an annual program that recognizes outstanding undergraduate research at Villanova. The award was established in 2002 by Joseph P. Lucia, University librarian and director. 

Awardees are selected by the Falvey Scholars Selection Committee, comprising representatives from Falvey Library and each of the Colleges.


The Falvey Scholars’ senior projects will be presented during the awards ceremony in Falvey Library on Friday, April 30. The event is open to the public.


Application Process

The recipients of this award are selected from a pool of candidates, that is generated by applications submitted by nominated Villanova students, or a group of nominated students working on a senior project together. 

Senior students must be nominated by their faculty advisor and submit a completed application to be considered for the Falvey Scholars Award.

There are five discipline related awards in the competition. Candidates will be identified by the College for which the senior project is completed for academic credit. The five awards are dedicated to: Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, and Business

Group projects should be submitted for consideration as a single applicant.


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