Undergraduate Fellowship Program

We are now accepting applications for the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Undergraduate Fellowship program. The fellowship is designed to provide students with an in-depth learning experience utilizing materials held in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. With faculty, professional librarians, and Special Collections curators as mentors, students will work on projects that will make Special Collections materials more available and benefit all library users. Applicants will select from the following projects (only 2 will be completed during the winter semester of 2017):

The Award

A stipend of $3,000 will awarded to two successful applicants. One fellow will be working on a project from the College of Religion and one fellow will be working on a project from the College of Humanities. Award winners will be expected to work on their selected project for between 15-20 hours per week. Fellows and mentors meet monthly to report on their progress throughout the project and fellows will give a public presentation at the completion of the project.


All undergraduate students are eligible for the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Undergraduate Fellowship. Any funding awarded must be used between January 1, 2017 and April 21, 2017.

Application Procedure

Applicants will apply for a specific project. Project descriptions are available above.

Deadline for applications is November 11, 2016 at 5 pm MST. Fellowship awardees will be notified by December 16, 2016.

Please submit the following materials with your application:

  • Completed application form, available here.
  • A cover letter (2 pages maximum) identifying the project the student would like to work on and why they are interested in that particular project, why they believe that they are a good fit for the project, and how they believe the project will benefit them in their academic pursuits.
  • A brief CV (3-5 pages).
  • Two letters of reference that address the student’s scholarly achievements and work ethic. Letters can be sent directly from the recommender or included in the application packet.
  • Application materials should be submitted electronically in PDF or Microsoft Word format.

    Send questions and application for the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Undergraduate Fellowship to Gordon Daines (gordon_daines@byu.edu), Department Chair of Special Collections.

    Last Modified: September 23, 2016

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