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How to Apply

Application Process for Maurice Challenge

  • You only need to have good ideas and a plan to win, but you also need to make the deadlines.
  • Applicants must have turned in their Intent to Participate form by 4pm on October 27th.
  • Come to our information session in WUC to find out more on Tuesday, October 3rd or Wednesday, October 11th.

Step 1: Intent to Participate

  • Download and fill out the competition application (Intent to Participate form).
  • Write a description of the project (type-written and no more than 500 words). Remember we are looking for an innovative project, not just a research paper
  • The description of the project and the application must be submitted by 4p.m. on October 27, 2017. You may submit it electronically to thomasda@wou.edu.
  • The “Intent to Participate Form” must be hard copy, handed in to: Daryl Thomas, Health and Exercise Science Division; RWEC 230.

Step 2: Work on your project

Step 3: Final Analysis

  • At the conclusion of the project, each individual (or team) should write or create a formal analysis of the project.
  • The analysis must be submitted by 4p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018. You may submit it electronically to thomasda@wou.edu
  • Finalists will be chosen by the Maurice Challenge Review Committee and asked to present their materials in the evening of May 15 or 17, 2018.
  • Finalists will also be asked to submit their work to the Hamersly Library Digital Archive.
  • The Maurice Challenge Review Committee will then evaluate all of the finalists’ projects and announce a winner at the Academic Excellence Showcase.

Download the complete guideline documents here.



Milestone Due Date
Competition announced September 25, 2017
Information Sessions Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 11
Intent to Participate Due October 27, 2017 by 4 pm
Confirmation of eligibility to participate November 3, 2017
Final Analysis Due April 20, 2018 by 4 pm
Committee Review of Analysis May (1-4), 2018
Finalists Notified May 1, 2017
Finalist Presentations May (15 or 17), 2018 (set meeting time)
Winner Annouced May 31, 2018 Academic Excellence Showcase


Daryl Thomas, Community Health Education

503-838-8915 | or e-mail: thomasda@wou.edu