National University Vol. 2 (Formerly NCU) - November 2022 
    Feb 01, 2023  
National University Vol. 2 (Formerly NCU) - November 2022

Dissertation of the Year Award

Each year, Northcentral University recognizes scholarly achievement among its doctoral students by honoring one or more authors of outstanding dissertations submitted for consideration by committee Chairs. The author of the Dissertation of the Year (DOY) is invited to attend that year’s commencement ceremony to be honored, with NCU covering travel costs for the DOY winner through an NCU travel-approved travel agency including transportation and lodging.


Graduates who have completed their dissertation paper and completed their dissertation defense by April 30th of the current academic year are eligible to have their Chair submit their dissertation for consideration for the Dissertation of the Year award.

Example: Dissertation must have been completed and approved between May1st of 20XX and April 30th of 20XX.

Participation at Commencement

To be eligible for the current year, nominations must be submitted to the Graduate School by May 1st. Nominations may be made by the dissertation chair. To nominate a dissertation for this award, a letter referencing the dissertation and indicating why it might merit an award should be submitted to No late submissions will be considered.