Orville G. Bentley Award
ACES James Scholars conducting their Undergraduate Research Projects are encouraged to enter the Orville G. Bentley Award competition each spring, which identifies and rewards the best poster displays presented at Explore ACES in March. Several awards are presented each year and include a scholarship prize, a certificate of achievement, and recognition at the ACES Student Awards Reception in April. See The James Scholar Honors Handbook for more details.
Leander J. M. Haynes Humanities Book Prize
The Leander J. M. Haynes Humanities Book Prize is awarded to one ACES James Scholar each spring. Scholars who enter the competition (due the second Monday in March) write an original essay on "The Most Influential Book That I Read During My Formative Years and How It Has Impacted My Life." The formative years include elementary school, middle school, or high school. The winner receives a $150 scholarship prize, a certificate of achievement, and a special book prize.
Carol Andreae Haynes Sophomore Achievement Award
The Carol A. Haynes Sophomore Achievement Award celebrates the academic achievements of women in higher education and is awarded during the fall semester. Scholars who enter the competition (due the second Monday in October) write an essay on “The Most Valuable Things That I Learned During My Freshman Year of College.” The winner receives a $150 scholarship prize, a certificate of achievement, and a special book prize.
Additional Funding Related to Undergraduate Research Projects
James Scholars may request up to $800 in supplemental funds for travel to present their research at a professional conference. Requests for travel support should be made to Dean Prasanta Kalita (College of ACES Honors Dean) BEFORE travel.
Projects that lead to publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal may qualify for up to $500 toward publication expenses. To qualify, the paper must list the James Scholar as an author or contributor and acknowledge the support of the ACES Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program. Requests for publication support should be made to Dean Prasanta Kalita (College of ACES Honors Dean).
James Scholar Activities and Communications Team (JS-ACT)
JS-ACT is a student organization whose mission is to actively engage James Scholars through electronic media, organizing special events, and advising the Honors program on new initiatives and opportunities for student development and growth. Membership is open to all ACES James Scholars who have an interest in supporting the mission of the Honors Program.