Ruhlman Award

Ruhlman Award

This year, the Brother Frank Ruhlman, S.M., Award of Excellence for Literary Achievement will provide a $250 scholarship to a UD undergraduate who demonstrates excellence in writing that has been published in University publications during the current academic year. Established in 1975, the award memorializes Brother Francis Ruhlman, S.M., who directed the University Libraries from 1920 through the 1950s.

Materials Considered

Only materials appearing in University publications (electronic or print) during the current academic year are eligible. Only undergraduates are eligible. 

Submission Guidelines

To be considered for the award, authors need to provide the following:

  • Cover sheet (.pdf) with author and publication information (this must accompany your submission)
  • Copies of up to 5 eligible pieces from the publications in which they appeared. You may submit copies either electronically or in paper.
  • If submitting electronically, email the cover sheet along with your submissions as attachments.
  • If sending paper copies, include the cover sheet with your paper submissions and send to Diane Osman, Roesch Library room 235, campus mail +1360.

The application deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019. 

For more information, please contact the Ruhlman Award committee chair, Sarah Cahalan at


Roesch Library