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Nominations are now being accepted for the Francis Hoffman Award for Excellence in Writing.

Deadline

Nominations are due March 27, 2020.

Criteria

Faculty and/or students may nominate any paper written by any Health and Human Development undergraduate student in the Summer 2019, Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 for the award. Papers can include any paper written for a class, a chapter of a thesis, article submitted for publication, or other forms of professional writing. Self-nominations are accepted. This cover sheet should be included with all submissions.

Amount

Each department will have $300 to award, departments may nominate 1 to 3 papers to the College for recognition. Departments may have their awardees selected by their scholarship or awards committee, their undergraduate program committee, or by separate committee for the Hoffman award. Departments should notify Heather Zimmerman of their award decisions by April 10, 2020.

Process

Individuals submitting a nomination should attach a copy of the cover sheet to the paper to be submitted. Nominations should be dropped off to the locations indicated below for each department. All addresses are University Park, PA 16802.

  • Department of Biobehavioral Health, 219 Biobehavioral Health Building, ATTN: Hoffman Writing Award
  • Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 308 Ford Building, ATTN: Hoffman Writing Award
  • Department of Health Policy and Administration, 604 Ford Building, ATTN: Hoffman Writing Award
  • The School of Hospitality Management, 201 Mateer Building, ATTN: Hoffman Writing Award
  • Department of Human Development and Family Studies, 119 Health and Human Development Building, ATTN: Hoffman Writing Award
  • Department of Kinesiology, 276 Recreation Building, ATTN: Hoffman Writing Award
  • Department of Nutritional Sciences, 110 Chandlee Laboratory, ATTN: Hoffman Writing Award
  • Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, 801 Ford Building, ATTN: Hoffman Writing Award