The Marc Mappen Student Research Scholarship of $300 is offered by the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance (NJSAA) to support research on any aspect of New Jersey Studies. It is open to high school and college students.
Organized in 1992, the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance (NJSAA) promotes the teaching of New Jersey Studies, collaboration on projects, and sharing of materials. Membership to the NJSAA is $5.00 for one year, $15.00 for three years. See more at https://sites.google.com/site/njstudiesacademicalliance/Home
The scholarship is named for Marc Mappen, former executive director of the New Jersey Historical Commission and a legend in the field of New Jersey studies. Mr. Mappen died on Sunday, January 6, 2019 “having spent most of his life, and a great deal of his energy, working on and promoting the history of the state. He was the author of numerous articles and books, a frequent speaker who delighted in telling humorous offbeat stories about people and places, a public scholar and servant, and good friend to a great many people.”
1) Applicants must be enrolled in high school or at a college or a university (full- or part-time; at the undergraduate or graduate level).
2) This student must be working on a NJ-related history or social studies project. It can be a standard research paper, digital humanities project, oral history project – creativity is encouraged!
3) Students do not have to be a member of NJSAA to apply for the award. A one-year free membership will be provided to awardees.
4) Awardee should be willing to present their work (even if it is a work in progress) at a meeting of NJSAA, which usually meets at Rutgers-New Brunswick. Date of presentation will be negotiated between the student and the committee. Students unable to attend an NJSAA meeting to make their presentation may make arrangements to do a presentation via the Internet.
5) Awardee’s project will be listed on NJSAA’s website and may be considered for publication in NJ Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. We would also encourage students to submit their finished products to the NJSAA undergraduate or graduate research paper awards competition, if appropriate.
1) Applications must include:
2) Fall applications will be accepted until October 1st , with announcements made October 15th . Spring applications will be accepted until March 1st , with announcements made March 15th .
3) Only complete applications will be considered (including letters of recommendation).
Please submit all materials electronically to Melissa Ziobro, Chair, NJSAA Research Scholarship Committee, email@example.com.