This award is offered annually to a student who demonstrated excellence in the writing of an undergraduate honors thesis. Students are nominated by a faculty member (traditionally a thesis director or member of the faculty committee for their project) and must submit a draft of their thesis to be considered for the award.
The quality of student writing is of central importance in this competition. Although form and style should be appropriate to subject matter and in accord with the norms of the writers’ home discipline, some criteria will operate across disciplines. Such criteria include, but are not limited to: originality, persuasiveness, accuracy, insightfulness, clarity, reasonableness, vividness, timeliness, etc.
Eligible Students must be currently enrolled full-time as an undergraduate at FSU in good standing who is currently enrolled in the Honors in the Major program or who has defended an Honors thesis.
Nominations for this award are due in to the Honors Program office no later than February 1st.