Thesis and Dissertations Awards

Nominations Process

Students must be nominated by their thesis/dissertation advisor. There is no limit to the number of nominations that can be submitted by a department/program. To be nominated for 2017-2018, a student must have earned a degree in August 2017 or January 2018, or be awarded the degree in May 2018.


For a nomination to be considered, all of the following materials must be provided to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research (OGSR):

  • A nomination form that has been signed by the Director of Graduate Studies of the respective department/program.
  • A nomination letter from the student’s thesis/dissertation advisor, and a recommendation letter from another faculty member who can evaluate the significance of the thesis or dissertation. The letters must reflect only work pertaining to the student’s thesis/dissertation.
  • NEW: Once a student has been nominated, and their final thesis/dissertation has been submitted to the ETD system by the posted deadline (April 16, 2018), the OGSR will access the thesis/dissertation and make it available--along with the other nomination materials--to the review committee.

The 2017-18 deadline for receipt of all of the items (as listed in the Materials section above) is MondayApril 16, 2018 at 4:00pm. If the materials are placed in campus mail rather than emailed, it is the nominator's responsibility to confirm with the OGSR that all of the materials have arrived prior to the deadline. Nominations that are not complete by the deadline will not be considered.

Deliver materials to

Office of Graduate Studies and Research in person (to Stetson House) or by email to [[sgglos, Sarah Glosson]].