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Honors Thesis Award in the Humanities

The Undergraduate Honors Thesis Prize in the Humanities has been established by East Tennessee State University, The ETSU Honors College, The Sherrod Library, and Gale (a division of Cengage learning).

This $1000 award is intended to honor the writer of the outstanding undergraduate Honors Thesis in English, History, or Philosophy for the given academic year. Only currently enrolled ETSU students in good standing with their Honors program are eligible to receive the award.  Students participating in all honors program are eligible, if the thesis topic is appropriate to the humanities area of study. 

To be considered, the honors theses must be submitted to eThesis (http://dc.etsu.edu/honors/) by April 15th, 2014 to be eligible.  Final consideration will be based on recommendations of the Faculties of the participating departments.

 For more information on eThesis, please visit  http://www.etsu.edu/honors/Thesis/eThesis.asp

 The prize will be awarded to the writer of the thesis deemed to make an outstanding contribution to the humanities and our pursuit of a deeper understanding of the human condition. The winning thesis will also necessarily demonstrate originality, critical thinking, appropriate research, and fluency in academic discourse.


April 15th, 2014  Deadline for students who want to be considered for the award to submit a completed thesis to the eThesis system.

April 25th, 2014  Winner chosen and contacted

May 1st, 2014  Award Event-proposed 5:00 in Sherrod Library

For more information, contact Dr. Karen Kornweibel (Director of Honors-in-Discipline Programs, Honors College)  at (423) 439-7506 or kornweib@etsu.edu 

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USPS Mailing Address:
The Honors College at
East Tennessee State University
PO Box 70589
Johnson City, TN 37614-1708

Phone: 423.439.6076
Fax: 423.439.6080
email:  Honors College

Street Addresses of The Honors College offices:
  Administration: Yoakley Hall, Room 129
161 S. Dossett Drive
University & Midway Scholars: Ada Earnest House
310 S. Dossett Drive
Honors-in-Discipline Programs: Yoakley Hall, Room 206
161 S. Dossett Drive
Fine & Performing Art Scholars: Yoakley Hall, Room 206
161 S. Dossett Drive
Undergraduate Research: Yoakley Hall, Room 129
161 S. Dossett Drive
International Programs & Services: Yoakley Hall, Room 122
161 S. Dossett Drive