Any student who is receiving an M.S. (thesis option) or Ph.D. degree is eligible for this award. Only one nomination per degree per department is accepted. All nominations must be evaluated by a departmental or college screening committee and the selected nominee forwarded to the Graduate College. There is one Ph.D. award worth $1,000.00 and an inscribed certificate; and one M.S. thesis award worth $500.00 and an inscribed certificate. The selection committee may elect not to award all the available prizes. Deadline for submitting nominations is the end of February. Awards are announced at the OUHSC Student Awards Ceremony.