Am I eligible for this award?
To be considered for this award, students must have graduated from a master’s or doctoral program in Summer 2017, or be eligible for graduation in Fall 2017, Spring 2018, or Summer 2018 with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better. There is no limit to the number of applicants per program.
Nominees should exhibit high achievement within their respective academic field. This could include research work or publications that have the potential for a global impact. Creative arts, performance and projects show the quality of the student’s culminating experience, as well as any local or international recognition for academic achievements.
Award recipients show significant leadership contributions within an organization or their discipline of study. This could include advocacy, governance, service or athletic organizations. Participation in community activities and service to the country also demonstrate strong leadership qualities.
The nominee’s work during their time as a graduate student should also be impactful, giving back to the university and the community through effective mentoring and unique contributions to the academic community. Job offers, book/article contracts, study grants, speaking engagements or patents demonstrate the student’s potential for future success after graduation.