Sheldon Masters, the 2015 Graduate Student of the Year, hugs Dean Karen DePauw during 2015 commencement ceremonies

The Graduate School recognizes the contributions of the university's most outstanding graduate students each year. Winners are selected by Graduate School-led committees in February and recognized at an awards banquet during Graduate Education Week, celebrated annually in the last full week of March.

Award Nomination Process

Award nomination process flowchart from call for nominations to submission.
Award nomination process from announcement to submission.