The award and an honorarium are presented at the Graduate School Commencement ceremony in May.
Evidence of citizenship and service can include: contributions to campus life; involvement in departmental or University-level committees, curricular and/or extracurricular programming; other campus-based initiatives to support students; advocacy; or civic or community accomplishment.
Nomination Process and Requirements
Students can be nominated by faculty, staff/administrators, other students, or community members. The work leading to this award can be accomplished as a part of a program/course requirement, or outside of program/course requirements. Students in terminal master’s degree programs or executive master’s programs and doctoral students enrolled in a secondary master’s program through the Open Graduate Education program are eligible for nomination.
The nomination letter should include evidence of contribution or service and should describe value and impact of this engagement. Please furnish digital material in support of the nomination, where feasible.
The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2023. Nominations should be made through UFunds, found under the Graduate Student and Alumni Awards button.
All nominations are reviewed by the Graduate Council, which also makes final determinations regarding the winner.