Graduate Student Award for Distinguished Service

The Graduate Student Award for Distinguished Service was established in 1983 and is presented annually to a graduate student who has demonstrated a genuine commitment to serving the University of Kansas while maintaining a high level of academic achievement.

NOMINATION PERIOD

November 14 - December 9, 2022 at 11:59PM


Eligibility

Each nominee must be a current graduate student and meet the following eligibility criteria during the semester in which they are nominated:

Award Details

Awardees receive a monetary prize of $500.

Nomination/Application Process & Documents

Eligible students can be nominated by any KU graduate student, faculty, or graduate staff member. There are no restrictions on the number of nominees per department.

The following components are required for a nomination. Incomplete or late nominations will not be accepted. All documents should be uploaded as PDFs.

  • Nomination letter explaining how the nominated student has demonstrated a commitment to serve the campus community while maintaining a high level of academic achievement (two page limit)
  • Statement provided by the nominee of the activities, interests, and goals that directly demonstrate service to the University of Kansas (two page limit)
  • Student’s current resume or curriculum vitae

While the time required to process award decisions will depend upon the number of applications received, we aim to notify all nominators and graduate students via email by mid-January.

Selection Criteria

Nominees will be evaluated on these criteria:

  • Strength of the nomination letter
  • Level of service to the University of Kansas
  • Specific qualities that distinguish the nominee from other outstanding graduate students

Distinguished Service Nomination Form

Nomination Deadline: December 9th, 2023 at 11:59 PM CST
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