The Schultz-Werth award promotes and recognizes the scholarly achievement of outstanding SDSU undergraduate students.
Cash awards are presented to senior students submitting papers that demonstrate excellence in originality, creativity and scholarship. The number and amount of awards depends on the quality and quantity of papers submitted each year.
The competition is open to senior students in any major. Senior students are those who have earned at least 90 credits. To be eligible, students must be enrolled as undergraduate student during the spring semester in which they submit an application. Papers from graduate students or December graduates are not eligible for consideration. Students are eligible to win only one Schultz-Werth award.
Papers are judged in one of two categories:
1. Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
2. Physical and Biological Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering
Papers will be reviewed by a committee comprised of faculty from across campus and chaired by the Honors College Dean. Recipients will be recognized at Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Day.
The program is endowed by and named for SDSU alumni Dr. Theodore W. Schultz, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1979, and his wife Esther Werth Schultz, who earned her BS degree in Commercial Science from SDSU in 1927.