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The Mari Sandoz Heritage Society encourages research on Mari Sandoz and her work by offering an annual research award of $1,000 for proposals that emphasize new insights on Sandoz or new approaches to her life and work. Topics to consider include: feminism; American Indian topics; environmental issues; activism. The award recipient will present the research at the Mari Sandoz Symposium at Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska, held annually during the fall. The Mari Sandoz Heritage Society agrees to award this scholarship in two installments: the 1st installment of $500 to be awarded upon announcement; the 2nd installment of $500 to be awarded following presentation of research at the Mari Sandoz Symposium (date and location TBA).  The Mari Sandoz Heritage Society will also waive the symposium registration fee and reimburse for travel expenses for up to but not exceeding $700 to attend the symposium. Travel arrangements are the responsibility of the scholar. Failure to deliver the presentation of research will result in forfeiture of the 2nd installment of the scholarship and all travel reimbursement.

Applications are accepted from August 1 of the current year to July 31 of the following year. The deadline for applications is by midnight on July 31. Applicants will be contacted by September 1 regarding the status of their applications. Award winners will be announced publicly at the Fall Sandoz Symposium.

If you have any questions, please contact the Mari Sandoz Research Award Committee Chair, Dr. Jillian Wenburg at