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Criminology & Criminal Justice Students Honored with Prestigious Research Awards

April 22, 2013

Filed Under: Awards, Research, Students

The College of Criminology & Criminal Justice is happy to announce that Colin Jacobsen is one of two students to win the Edward H. and Marie C. Kingsbury Undergraduate Writing Award and $2,000 cash prize for the Outstanding Honors Thesis at FSU! This is the second time in three years one of our students has won this award, given annually to recognize outstanding writing at the undergraduate level as reflected in an Honors in the Major thesis.

In the same time period, our students have also won four $1,000 Bess H. Ward Honors Thesis Awards for outstanding Honors Thesis Proposals and three $4000 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Awards (URCAA) which have provided opportunities to conduct research in Spain, Holland and Norway. The Bess H. Ward Honors Thesis Award offers several awards of up to $1,000 each to students who are int eh Honors in the Major program. The award supports research or creative activity leading to an Honors thesis. The grants are intended to pay for travel to perform the research or expenditures for expense items, or small equipment items directly related to the thesis research. The URCAAs offer $4,000 awards which support students conducting summer research or creative activity under the direction of a supervising faculty mentor. Recipients present their findings at a symposium held in the fall semester following their summer of research.