Thesis Competition

The Honors Thesis Competition

Spring, 2016 during SOURCE


All Lenoir-Rhyne students currently completing an honors thesis are invited to present. Time for each presentation depends on number of entrants. A panel of faculty will judge the quality of the theses and choose the best all-around thesis, and a second and third place thesis. There will also be monetary awards for each winner, as follows.

Award for best all-around thesis: $250

2nd Place: $150

3rd Place: $100

Theses will be judged on the following criteria: overall quality of scholarship, clarity of presentation, and student's depth of understanding of the work.  For a more accurate judgment of the theses, students are invited to submit their finished written thesis to Joshua Ring by April 21st, one week before SOURCE.

Advice to presenters: Your goal is to give a short summary of your thesis, to a general college audience. Within that guideline, you may choose to highlight information that you find most interesting and/or important. You may use PowerPoint if you desire. Use the information in the paragraph above (which outlines the judging criteria) when planning your presentation. Overall, please enjoy this experience. We thank you for sharing your work with the community.

To enter the thesis competition, please do so by indicating that when you submit proposals for SOURCE.


Everything you need to apply for admission is right here.