Research Office

Research Scholar Medal

Stand out & be recognized for your research

Read about the requirements needed to earn a UT research scholar medal and boost your resume and future career!


Students that engage in research, and bring their projects to a stage where it can be presented and written into paper format, may receive our Research Scholar designation and graduation medal. To qualify for the Research Scholar designation, you must have completed the following requirements prior to graduation:

  1. Complete at least two semesters of independent research under the advisement of a UT faculty mentor or a mentor approved by the Research Office, in addition to fulfilling the required courses for your degree or major.
  2. Present your work in any form (oral, poster, exhibit, performance, etc) at any conference or other public venue.
    You must email a copy of your presentation with your application.
  3. A “product”, in the form of a formal written paper, report, publication. You must email a copy of your product with your application (the “product” cannot be a duplicate of your presentation – it must be a standalone document, though likely related to content of your presentation)
  4. Must apply in your final academic year leading up to graduating with a Bachelors degree (B.S., B.A., B.A.S).

Note: Students graduating any semester are eligible, but applications are currently reviewed annually in late-April or early-May.
Note: Associates- and Masters-level graduates are not eligible for this award.

The deadline to submit an application is April 24 to receive this medal for Spring graduation.
Any products/papers/reports related to the work must be sent in no later than May 1.


Research office


Phone: 435-879-4488

Office: HCC 488