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Outstanding Thesis Award

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Sandy Confer, (slb3@psu.edu)
510 Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802-1812
814-863-4723

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Application Criteria

Phi Beta Kappa Thesis Prize

Phi Beta Kappa Honors Thesis Prize

Deadline extended: Please communicate your intent to submit to Thomas Beebee (tob@psu.edu) no later than Monday, 04/25/16

The Penn State Chapter (Lambda of Pennsylvania) of Phi Beta Kappa will award its Sukhi and Delania Jolly Thesis Prize of $1250 to a meritorious research project completed in an eligible field by a Schreyer Scholar for his or her honors thesis. Award recipients must be majoring and/or have the thesis completed in a discipline included within Phi Beta Kappa. Virtually all majors in the College of Liberal Arts and in the Eberly College of Science fall into this category, as well as numerous others in a number of other Penn State colleges. A list of approved majors is available at the chapter website, and also below. Besides the quality of the thesis itself, the potential for the student to continue making significant contributions to one or more liberal studies fields will also be considered.

Application for this award consists of an electronic submission posted on ANGEL of the following items: 1) the completed thesis; 2) a letter of support from the thesis adviser; and 3) a 1-2 page statement by the student on the role the thesis has played in his or her overall intellectual development, and on future plans, especially as those intersect with liberal studies.

An e-mail notification of intent to apply, together with the name and e-mail address of the thesis advisor, should be sent to Awards Chair Prof. Thomas Beebee at tob@psu.edu no later than April 6, 2016. This is so that the applicant and adviser can be added to the group.

All application materials must be submitted no later than Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Late submissions will not be considered. Electronic versions of the three documents should be posted by the applicant and thesis advisor in an ANGEL Group Drop Box created for this purpose. (Applicants and thesis advisors will be joined to the ANGEL Group when the notification of intent to apply is received.)

Please contact Prof. Beebee at tob@psu.edu if you have any questions.

Baccalaureate Majors and Codes included in the Phi Beta Kappa Eligibility/Selection Process

reviewed February, 2014

College of Arts and Architecture

Code Major
ARCBS Architecture (B.S.)
BARCH Architecture (BARCH)
ARBFA Art (B.F.A.)
ARTBA Art (B.A.)
ART H Art History
GD Graphic Design
IDS Interdisciplinary Digital Studio
INART Integrative Arts
LARCH Landscape Architecture
LARIP Landscape Architecture (phasing out)

MUSBA

Music (B.A.)

MUSBM

Music (B.M.)

MUBMA

Musical Arts

THRBA

Theatre (B.A.)

THRFA

Theatre (B.F.A.)

THRMT

Musical Theatre

 

College of Communications

Code Major

FILM

Film-Video

JOURN

Journalism

 

College of Earth & Mineral Sciences

Code Major

EARTH

Earth Sciences

GEOBI

Geobiology

GEOBA

Geography (B.A.)

GEOBS

Geography (B.S.)

GSCBA

Geosciences (B.A.)

GSCBS

Geosciences (B.S.)

METEO

Meteorology

 

College of Liberal Arts

Code Major

AASBA

African and African American Studies (B.A)

AASBS

African and African American Studies (B.S)

ANTH

Anthropology

ARSCI

Archaeological Science

ASIA

Asian Studies

BANTH

Biological Anthropology

CAMS

Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

CAS

Communication Arts and Sciences

CHNS

Chinese

CLJBA

Crime, Law and Justice (B.A.)

CLJBS

Crime, Law and Justice (B.S.)

CMLIT

Comparative Literature

EA ST

East Asian Studies (phasing out)

ECLBA

Economics (B.A.)

ECLBS

Economics (B.S.)

ENGL

English

FR BA

French and Francophone Studies (B.A.)

FR BS

French and Francophone Studies (B.S.)

GERBA

German (B.A.)

GERBS

German (B.S.)

HIST

History

INTPL

International Politics

IT BA

Italian (B.A.)

IT BS

Italian (B.S.)

JAPNS

Japanese

J ST

Jewish Studies

LERBA

Labor Studies and Employment Relations (B.A.)-formerly LIRBA

LERBS

Labor Studies and Employment Relations (B.S.)-formerly LIRBS

LIRBS

Labor and Industrial Relations (B.S.) (phasing out)

LATAM

Latin-American Studies

LAS

Letters, Arts, and Sciences

MEDVL

Medieval Studies

PHIL

Philosophy

PL SC

Political Science

PSYBA

Psychology (B.A.)

PSYBS

Psychology (B.S.)

RL ST

Religious Studies

RUS

Russian

RUS T

Russian Translation

SOCBA

Sociology (B.A.)

SOCBS

Sociology (B.S.)

SPNBA

Spanish (B.A.)

SPNBS

Spanish (B.S.)

WS BA

Women’s Studies (B.A.)

WS BS

Women’s Studies (B.S.)

 

Eberly College of Science

Code Major

ASTRO

Astronomy and Astrophysics

B M B

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

BIOL

Biology

BIOTC

Biotechnology

CHEM

Chemistry

FRNSC

Forensic Science

MTHBA

Mathematics (B.A.)

MTHBS

Mathematics (B.S.)

MICRB

Microbiology

P M

Premedicine

PHYS

Physics

SC BA

Science (B.A.) (phasing out)

SC BS

Science (B.S.)

SCBUS

Science (B.S.)

STAT

Statistics