Every year in the spring semester, the Graduate Studies Committee presents awards for graduate students based on their major scholarly work.
Every year in the spring semester, the Graduate Studies Committee presents awards for graduate students based on their major scholarly work, as described:
(NOTE: Electronic submissions are preferred—send to firstname.lastname@example.org )
Other entry materials may include but are not limited to publication-ready manuscripts, visual displays of concepts, graphic designs, photographs, interactive media projects, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and websites.
Please note that nominated work should be a dissertation, thesis, or graduate project, or represent an equivalent amount of work. Normally, papers for individual classes would not be considered substantial enough for this competition. If you wish to nominate work which is not a dissertation, thesis, or project, you should include justification for the committee's consideration of this work.
A subcommittee of the Graduate Studies Committee will review submissions to determine the winners. The committee will consist of a five-member panel of judges, the composition of the panel is three graduate faculty members with experience reviewing scholarly/creative works from various disciplines (at least one from GSC); one of the two GSC student representatives, and the Dean of the Graduate Studies.
General criteria for award selection:
The award will include a $200 check. A maximum of five awards will be granted each year. The awards will be presented at the Student Research Expo in late April.
Work must be completely finished and approved, so work in progress that may be coming for May graduation will have to wait for next year's awards. Students who graduated in Spring or Summer of the preceding year or January or Spring of the current graduating year are eligible.