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
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
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
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.
For more information, contact the
Office of Public Information at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 253-6232.