Marylu McEwen Dissertation of the Year Award 

The purpose of this award is to recognize a completed dissertation that demonstrates scholarly excellence and makes a substantial contribution to knowledge in the general field of student affairs / student services.  It may be in any scholarly tradition or methodology and focus on any topic in the field.  The Dissertation of the Year Award is named in honor of Dr. Marylu McEwen, Professor Emerita in the Student Affairs concentration with the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education, at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The ACPA Foundation will recognize the winner with a cash award and a plaque during the ACPA Convention. The recipient will also receive a complimentary registration to the Convention and a reserved educational session to present their work.  Additionally, the recipient’s dissertation advisor will also receive a complimentary registration to attend Convention.

Eligible dissertations must have met all requirements of the applicant’s institution and have been signed off by the applicant’s dissertation committee between April 1 and July 1.  The deadline for submissions is mid-July.

Additional details on the application process for this award will be released at the beginning of the next award cycle.