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Competitions & Awards


Washington University Libraries offers multiple opportunities for the university community to compete for awards intended to showcase and enrich intellectual life on campus.

Carl Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition

The competition encourages students at Washington University to read for enjoyment and to develop personal libraries throughout their lives.


Newman Exploration Travel Fund

The Newman Exploration Travel Fund aims to support students, faculty, and staff on Washington University’s Danforth Campus who wish to explore the world. The prize amount is up to $10,000 per award.

Mendel Sato Research Award

The Mendel Sato Research Award is designed to attract outstanding original research projects from courses taught in departments throughout Washington University’s Danforth Campus that utilize materials from the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections.