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Norwalk Student Research Paper Award

In partnership with NCC faculty and the Tutoring Center, the Everett I. L Baker Library gladly introduces the inaugural NCC Student Research Paper Award, which recognizes excellent student research. Two winning papers will be awarded $300 each. The research paper award winner will also be honored by official recognition on an award plaque that will be displayed in the library and publication of their paper on the library website.


  • Students must be enrolled at Norwalk Community College during the 2022-23 academic year.
  • The paper or project must be the student's own work and must have been submitted for credit during the fall or spring semester of the 2022-23 academic year.
  • All sources must be cited using a standard citation format (MLA, APA, AMA, or Chicago/Turabian)
  • Web resources cited must be of high quality 
  • All submissions must include an accompanying paragraph reflecting on what was learned about research and writing/editing strategies and how to apply library resources and tools.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES  A successful application must include the following:

  • Your name, NCC email address, and phone number
  • Your paper or project, converted to a Word document
  • The NCC course name for which the paper was written
  • The name of the professor who assigned and graded your paper
  • A copy of the assignment
  • A paragraph reflecting on what you learned about research and writing/editing strategies and how to apply research resources and tools while working on your paper.

The submission window for the 2023 award is now closed.