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Awards

Each year, the Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) and the ProQuest seek nominees for two award categories:  The WAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award and the WAGS/ProQuest Innovation in Technology Award. The approximate deadline for thesis/dissertation submittal is mid August. The winners are announced in March at the WAGS annual meeting.

WAGS currently offers awards in the following categories:

 

Innovation In Technology Award

This award recognizes the innovative application of technology to scholarship, as shown in the research supporting either a master’s thesis or a doctoral. Initial screening is based on originality, creativity, scholarly significance of the use of technology, and overall quality. The award consists of a certificate, $1,500 to the recipient, and travel expenses for the student and the student’s adviser to the WAGS Conference.

 

 

Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award

Biological Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering 

This award recognizes distinguished scholarly achievement at the master’s level, in any of the above-listed disciplines. Initial screening is based on originality, significance of the study, overall quality and outcomes and accomplishments from the thesis. The award consists of a certificate, $1,000 to the recipient, and travel expenses for the student and the student’s adviser to the WAGS Conference.

 

Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, and Business

This award recognizes distinguished scholarly achievement at the master’s level, in any of the above-listed disciplines. Initial screening is based on originality, significance of the study, overall quality and outcomes and accomplishments from the thesis. The award consists of a certificate, $1,000 to the recipient, and travel expenses for the student and the student’s adviser to the WAGS Conference.