Humanities and Fine Arts (1 award)


Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering (1 award)



Graduate Deans or their designee(s) at CSGS member institutions may nominate one person per category (total of two per institution) whose thesis has been accepted in partial fulfillment of master's degree requirements during the past two academic years and/or summer sessions (Fall 2014 through Summer 2016)


$1,000 plus travel expenses for the awardees to attend the 2017 CSGS meeting in Annapolis, MD where the award will be presented.


The Graduate Dean or designee shall provide the following materials as part of the nomination dossier to be received no later than November 11, 2016:


An electronic file (e-mail or CD) or web link of the nomination materials should be submitted to the Committee Chair no later than November 11, 2016:
Sonja Montas-Hunter, Associate Dean
University Graduate School
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street PC 230
Miami, FL 33199
Phone:  305-348-4237


Evaluation Process

Each thesis will be reviewed by faculty members in the field from CSGS member
institutions and will be evaluated on the basis of clarity of style and presentation,
scholarship, research methodology, and contributions to the field or discipline.

Members of the Thesis Awards Committee
Sonja Montas-Hunter, Chair
Tom Reynolds
George Crandell
Laura Chesak
Christy Wyandt
Jon Hakkila
Dennis Grady

Previous Award Winners

Ted Wesermann (1990)

William R. Cooper (2006)

Steven B. Broyles (1990)

Jennifer J. McMahon (2006)

Marshall Rand (1992)

Destiny Birdsong (2007)

Jeanne A. Peter (1993)

Mark Losego (2007)

Cynthia Enid Romero-Arroyo (1994)

Mason R. McWatters (2008)

Todd G. Wetzel (1995)

Elizabeth Rahn (2008)

Brenda G. Wristen (1996)

James Savage (2009)

James E. Reaux (1997)

George Kablick (2009)

Anna L. Meaux (1998)

Steven McMurray (2010)

Andrew Glenn Edward Haskell (1999)

Jessica Kaczorowski (2010)

Lester Baker Perry (2000)

Natalie Herring (2011)

Michael Gregory Janech (2000)

Jessica Gillespie  (2011)

Terry O’Brien Pettinger (2001)

Justine Schembri (2012)

Gery Daniel Dorazio (2001)

Jason Kopp (2012)

Amy Hudnall (2002)

Natallie Nations (2013)

Rebecca Elaine Blanton (2002)

Sarah Suda (2013)

Hamsell M. Alvarez (2003)

Manashree Prajapati (2014)

Linda Miller Cantara (2003)

David Frank (2014)

James B. Davis (2004)

Brandee Easter (2015)

Russell Davis Day (2004)

Mohammad Saied Dehghani Sanij (2015)

Jonathan W. Roller (2005)

Gandalf Nicolas (2016)

Lara B. Crowley (2005)

Andrew MacLaren (2016)