CUR Arts and Humanities Division Announces 2021 Student Scholarship Recipients

The Arts and Humanities Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipients of its student scholarships. The scholarships—a maximum of $300 each—support undergraduate student research and creative inquiry projects at any stage of development up to and including presentation, thus nurturing diverse, innovative, and engaged undergraduate research in the arts and humanities.

The 2021 recipients are the following:

  • Chitra Dassapa (Chapman University; mentor: Joe Rosenberg)
    Project title: Headlights (a music video that explores the researcher’s fear of repeating her older sibling’s mistakes)
  • Amelia Parker and Jesus Sanchez-Orozco (California State University, Monterey Bay; mentor: Sam Robinson)
    Project title: Higher Education Is Not Immune to Messaging Mishaps: A Qualitative Rhetorical Analysis of COVID-19 Messaging on US Campuses (evaluates campus communication in times of crisis to help inform campus administrators of best practices in future communication)

Founded in 1978, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) focuses on providing high-quality and collaborative undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative activity. Among the many activities and networking opportunities that CUR provides, the organization also offers support for the professional growth of faculty and administrators through expert-designed institutes, conferences, and a wide-range of volunteer positions. The CUR community, made up of nearly 700 institutions and 13,000 individuals, continues to provide a platform for discussion and other resources related to mentoring, connecting, and creating relationships centered around undergraduate research. CUR’s advocacy efforts are also a large portion of its work as they strive to strengthen support for undergraduate research. Its continued growth in connections with representatives, private foundations, government agencies, and campuses world-wide provides value to its members and gives voice to undergraduate research. CUR is committed to inclusivity and diversity in all of its activities and our community.

CUR focuses on giving a voice to undergraduate research with learning through doing. It provides connections to a multitude of campuses and government agencies, all while promoting networking and professional growth to its community.