The Falvey Scholars Award is an annual program established by Falvey Memorial Library to recognize outstanding undergraduate research. This award was established in 2002 by Joseph P. Lucia, University librarian and director. Since its inception, it has been a collaborative initiative of the Library, the Honors Program, and the Center for Research and Fellowships.
The recipients of this award are selected from a pool of candidates, that is generated by applications submitted by nominated Villanova University 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.
Awardees are selected by the Falvey Scholars Selection Committee, comprised of representatives from Falvey Memorial Library and each of the Colleges.
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
The 14th annual Falvey Scholars Award ceremony took place on Friday, April 22, 2016. The University Librarian Millicent Gaskell, Director of Falvey Memorial Library, opened up the program and invited University Provost Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, to formally welcome attendees. Gaskell, who acted as event emcee and award presenter throughout the program, then invited the faculty mentors and student award-winners up one-by-one to present projects. At the conclusion, University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, ’75 CLAS gave closing remarks.