Every year in the spring semester, the Graduate Studies Committee presents awards for graduate students based on their major scholarly work.
The award is an opportunity to honor outstanding scholarly and creative works by graduate students. Theses/Dissertations, applied, visual, or creative art projects, capstone projects, or other independent projects are eligible for consideration. The format should be consistent with discipline/program guidelines.
Student submissions must be formally nominated by their Graduate Program Director using procedures established by the Program. Each graduate program may nominate one student for consideration per academic year, and typically, five total awards will be granted. Nominees must either be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program or, more likely, have completed their studies no more than one year before the time of the submission.
Nominations must be submitted electronically to gradstudies AT_TOWSON by the fourth Friday in March and include:
Other entry materials may include but are not limited to publication-ready manuscripts, visual displays of concepts, graphic designs, photographs, interactive media projects, and/or websites.
A subcommittee of the Graduate Studies Committee will review submissions to determine the awards. The committee will consist of a five-member panel of judges, including the Dean of Graduate Studies, three graduate faculty members with experience reviewing scholarly/creative works from various disciplines and one of the two GSC student representatives.
General criteria for award selection:
The award will include a $200 check.