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Outstanding Graduate Student Awards: Master's and Doctoral, by College

Award Criteria

Each college must set its own submission guidelines and inform departments of its timeline for nominations, college review and selection of the top master’s and doctoral students. Graduate students must be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program at the time of their nomination. Colleges must submit the names of their winners and description of their accomplishments to the Graduate School by February 14, 2020.

Award winners will receive a certificate and $500 at the GEW awards banquet.

Notification Requirements

Outstanding Master's Student Form

Outstanding Doctoral Student Form

  • Submit completed notification form with signature of college dean or designee confirming selection of one outstanding master’s student and one outstanding doctoral student, per college
  • Provide description of the specific criteria used by the college to select the top master’s student and top doctoral student, per college in the survey (see below)
  • Provide summary describing the student’s achievements in the survey (see below)

Submit notification, description of college criteria, and winning students' achievements through the following survey:

The signed form must be uploaded as a PDF as part of the survey.

Deadline:  February 14, 2020


Additional Information

For more information, contact 540-231-4558 or email (type GEW Awards in the subject line.)