Excellence in Leadership and Teaching Award

The Excellence in Leadership and Teaching Award recognizes SGS graduate students who have made significant contributions to undergraduate and graduate education at Rutgers University.

The winner of the Excellence in Leadership and Teaching Award will receive a commemorative plaque at our annual Awards Ceremony.

Nominations may be submitted for more than one SGS academic/merit award. However, nominees may only receive one award total.

All SGS graduate students, faculty, and staff may submit nominations for SGS Achievement & Merit Awards. Self-nominations are encouraged.

The Awards Portal will close on March 1, 2024, at 11:59 PM. Please ensure that all materials--online nomination form plus required letters of recommendation--have been submitted before the deadline.

Once you enter the portal and begin the nomination process, you may upload recommender information and send recommendation letter requests to letter writers. Please send these requests as possible since recommenders must upload all materials by the March 1st submission deadline.

To submit a nomination, please visit our new Awards Portal, log in with your NetID and password, then follow the instructions.

Click here to visit the portal

Award Criteria

  • Excellence in and contribution to undergraduate or graduate education
  • Leadership in a student organization, club, or another campus activity
  • Commitment to student advising and/or peer mentoring

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominees must have a successful thesis/dissertation defense (if applicable) and all degree paperwork* submitted by April 1, 2024 for a May 2024 degree date or received a degree in August 2023, October 2023, or January 2024.


*Includes submission of all forms and all corrected copies of the dissertation to the appropriate SGS office.