Excellence in Student Support Award

The Excellence in Student Support Award recognizes Rutgers staff members who have made significant contributions to SGS graduate students and programs.

The winner of the Excellence in Student Support Award will receive a commemorative plaque at our annual Awards Ceremony.

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

  • Demonstrated commitment to graduate education at Rutgers University
  • Evidence of dedication, service, and support to SGS graduate students and/or programs

Eligibility Criteria

  • Staff members across Rutgers who work in a sustained, meaningful way with SGS graduate students and/or programs.