ESSAY RUBRIC SCORING
|Proposed Objectives||Objectives are well articulated and are clearly related to the field of study.||Objectives are clearly and adequately defined and are sufficiently relevant to the field of study.||Objectives are unclearly defined and are marginally significant to the relevant field of study.||Objectives are poorly defined and have no significance to a relevant field of study.|
|Project Methods & Overall Design||Project design is lucid, logical, and well written; Methods is clearly outlined and sufficient to meet the proposed objectives.||Design is coherent but slightly disorganized; Methods is outlined and adequate to address the proposed objectives.||Design is disordered and vague, methods are stated but don’t seem to meet the objectives.||Design is poorly written and incoherent; methods are inadequate to meet the proposed objectives.|
|Budget||Budget is itemized and clearly laid out; proposed expenses are realistic and justified.||Budget is clear and itemized; however, the proposed expenses are unrealistic.||Budget is not well itemized and details unclear in terms of what funding will be used for.||The budget is vague and unorganized and doesn’t justify the projected expenses.|
|Timetable||Timetable is clear, detailed, and properly outlined; project is feasibly completable within the allotted time.||Timetable is clear and well outlined; however, it may be missing some key components or slightly unrealistic.||Timetable is unclear and not well organized; proposed progression and time table of project is unrealistic; details are vague.||The timetable fails to properly outline a progression of the project, providing only minimal to no details.|
Note: All scores will be divided by 4 to create a score on a 4.0 scale, and then combined with GPA and Letter of Recommendation values. All components must be included for consideration.