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Graduate Scholars Symposium

Graduate students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines are encouraged to present their research at the annual Graduate Scholars Symposium at the University of Central Missouri. This symposium takes place during the spring semester.

The goals of the symposium are to showcase the outstanding quality and diversity of graduate-level research at UCM, in addition to providing students with the opportunity to practice and enhance their communication skills with those outside of their discipline. This event also provides opportunities for all participants to interact with their peers while receiving feedback from faculty, staff, and colleagues.

The 2018 Graduate Scholars Symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at the Elliot Student Union.

Check back soon for the 2018 application and deadlines.


Students who select to have their presentation entered into the student competition have the opportunity to win awards. The awards consists of a cash prize and certificate. There are two levels of awards, Level 1 - $100 and Level 2 - $50. The number of awards granted will vary based on the number of qualified applicants. Winners will be announced directly before the reception.