A student’s evaluating Committee may recommend an exceptional Seniors Honors Project for submission to the Honors Council, which will determine awards for the most outstanding Honors projects in each semester cycle. These projects should represent excellent work that stands out, even among other Honors work.

  1. Such a project must demonstrate at least one of the following criteria at a level higher than an Honors Project and approaching master’s level work
    • Makes a significant contribution to the field or community and/or
    • Demonstrates analysis at a high/sophisticated level and/or
    • Uses innovative methodology
  2. In addition, the student should have demonstrated a high level of independence and initiative for the project, as determined by their Committee

Each department is limited to one nominee.

One thesis per year may also be nominated for the Portz prize, which is awarded to the best Honors papers at the National Collegiate Honors Council conference.