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Outstanding Master's Thesis Awards

The Outstanding Master's Thesis Award is given in recognition of development of professional excellence by individuals writing master's theses in any field consistent with the AAEA mission statement. A maximum of three awards are given. A cash supplement of $500 accompanies each award.

Award Nomination Materials

A nomination letter

  • Maximum of three single spaced pages
  • A concise statement summarizing the reasons the nominee/thesis is worthy of the award.
  • The letter should include the author's name, thesis advisor(s), thesis title, and institution granting the degree.

PDF version of the thesis (or comparable document).

  • Although a copy of the published thesis is acceptable, a copy of the thesis as submitted to the graduate faculty should be sent if possible.


If you have any questions about your nomination, or the nomination process, please contact Lauren Seward at or (414) 918-3190.