Marge Scanlin Outstanding Research Award

Marge Scanlin was a driving force behind many of the research efforts of ACA. Upon her retirement, this award was established as an ongoing tribute to recognize Marge’s contributions.

  • The monetary award is given annually to a student in recognition of their completed research efforts that result in originality, innovation, and significant contribution to the advancement of the body of knowledge concerning the camp experience.
  • Submissions of research projects can be made by any undergraduate or graduate student.
  • The outstanding research paper will be selected by the Committee for the Advancement of Research and Evaluation (CARE).
  • The award will be presented at the national conference where the student will present their research at the Research Symposium.

Information will be posted on the ACA Research Web page as well as distributed in multiple ways to reach a wide range of students.

Contributions to the Endowment are still being accepted. If interested, please contact the Research team.

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