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Bay Area Student Wins Inspiration Award

Published: November 16, 2005

Adrienne M. Nadeau, a junior writing major from Clearwater, has been awarded the Timothy M. Smith Inspiration Through Exploration Award by the UT Honors Committee.

The award is presented annually to an Honors Program student near the end of the fall semester. It provides a talented student author with an opportunity to travel and find additional inspiration for pursuing literary aspirations.

The selected student receives $2,000 for summer travel expenses. The award is offered through the Honors Program and funded by the family of Timothy M. Smith to honor his memory.

Although a lawyer by trade, Smith's passion was traveling the world and writing about his many experiences.

Any University of Tampa undergraduate Honors Program student in good standing is eligible for the award. Entrants must submit an original fiction or nonfiction essay of no more than 3,000 words, a short essay limited to 500 words on why the candidate believes he or she would benefit from the award, and a summary, also limited to 500 words, of how and where the candidate would travel if selected.

Nadeau has earned a nearly perfect 3.94 grade point average at the University while pursuing a rigorous Honors Program curriculum. In addition, she has had an article published in the 2005 issue of Respondez, the annual Honors Program nonfiction journal, and recently entered the Florida Collegiate Honors Council Writing Contest.

In her application for the Smith Award, she described her plans to travel to Israel in summer 2006 and write about her experiences there.

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