According to the Psychology Student Academic Affairs office, the “Marquis Award was established in 1960 in honor of Donald G. Marquis. It [is] awarded annually to the student judged to have submitted the best doctoral dissertation in Psychology. It consists of an award of $250. The recipient's dissertation will also be submitted for the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award competition (sponsored by Rackham) which recognizes exceptional and unusually interesting work produced by a doctoral student in the last phase of their grad work.”