Student Awards

Nominations are now being accepted!

We honor exceptional scholarship produced by UNI graduate students. Student Award categories include: Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation; Outstanding Master's Thesis; Outstanding Creative Master's Thesis; and Outstanding Master's Research Paper.

Nomination Process

  • Each advisor may nominate a maximum of two students for this award.
  • Nominees must have earned their degree in Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022.
  • The evaluation committee will include members of the Regular Graduate Faculty.

Submit the following to the Graduate College gradcollege@uni.edu by Friday, February 3, 2023 by 4:30 p.m.:

  • A single electronic copy of the nominated work.
  • A cover letter from the faculty paper advisor.
  • The current mailing address, e-mail address and telephone number of the graduate student.
  • The student's one-page resume.

The award will be presented at the Annual Graduate Faculty Meeting.

Student Awards (Nominated by Faculty)

Outstanding Master's Research Paper Award

Judged on: creativity, performance, scholarship, significance, and contribution to the field of study.

Outstanding Master's or Creative Thesis Award

Judged on: creativity, performance, scholarship, significance, and contribution to the field of study.

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

Judged on: clarity, scholarship, methodology, significance, and contribution to the field of study.

Students Students
Student Award Winners at the 2019 Annual Graduate Faculty Meeting