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Morton Thesis/Dissertation Awards


The Morton Thesis/Dissertation Awards are a result of a generous donation by S. Morgan Morton ('63). These awards honor outstanding master's and doctoral students whose thesis or dissertation prospectus has been approved by their committee.

The Awards: The thesis award is $500; the dissertation award is $750.

Eligible Applicants: Graduate students with an approved prospectus for their thesis or dissertation.

Selection Process: Departments will recommend students to the Dean of their college by February 16, 2015. The recommendation consists of the Nomination Form and all required documentation as noted on the back of the form. Each Dean will recommend one master's and one doctoral student to the Vice Provost for Graduate Programs. The College of Arts and Sciences will be allowed to recommend two students at each level. Recipients will be selected by the College Directors of Graduate Studies and the Vice Provost for Graduate Programs.

Nomination Form: This form is available on the Graduate School web site.

Deadline: College Deans will submit nominees to the Graduate School by March 13, 2015.

For further information call (901) 678-4212 or email:

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