Award Types

The Ninth Annual URS

April 23, 2016

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

CHSS Building


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If you would like to be considered for one of the URS awards, submit your complete presentation to the Honors College Office by April 15, 2016.

There are no exceptions or extensions.

Scholarship Awards


The Undergraduate Research Symposium endeavors to continually reward the students who participate by offering scholarships to the winners. The scholarships are awarded based on visual representation, quality of research, and presentation skills.


The URS currently offers three $500 scholarship awards.


Winners are announced at the URS closing ceremony.


  • The Assam Scholarship for Honors Research Award

This award is for Honors College students in good standing only.

The Assam Scholarship is named after Assam, Dr. Hiranya Nath’s home state in India. Assam is a beautiful place with its own history, culture, and language. This region holds enormous potential for economic growth and is rich in natural resources with a pool of highly talented professionals, well-groomed in modern science and technology. Assam is also the eastern corridor to Southeast Asia. The Assam Scholarship was created to increase name recognition for Assam among Sam Houston State students who may become interested in or may generate interest among others in that part of emerging India from a global business perspective. (Dr. Nath is an Associate Professor of Economics at Sam Houston State University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Art at the University of Delhi, India. He earned his Master of Philosophy at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, India. Dr. Nath attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he earned a Master of Art and a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics. His research interests include monetary economics, information economy, and development economics).

  • The Honors College Award for Best Overall Poster Presentation

The Honors College awards this to the student with the best poster submitted at the URS. The posters are judged on quality of research, presentation of student(s), and physical appearance.

  • The Honors College Award for Best Overall Oral-Media-Panel Presentation

The Honors College awards this to the student with the best oral-media presentation. For this award, students are judged on their professional presentation skills, quality of research, and presentation aids.

Other Awards

  • The Honors College Award for Most Outstanding Senior

The Honors College awards this to the most outstanding graduating senior with the best poster or oral-media presentation. This award is based on the same criteria as the Best Overall awards.

* To be considered for this award, you must be graduating in either the current spring or upcoming summer semester.

  • Honorable Mention for Best Overall Poster
  • Honorable Mention for Best Overall Oral-Media-Panel Presentation



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