The Outstanding Master’s Student Award recognizes excellence in master’s research and scholarship across the disciplines.
The winner of the Outstanding Master’s Student 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, 2023, 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 soon 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.
- Outstanding achievements in academic research and scholarship
- Importance of research to a given field of study
- Track record of academic and professional excellence
- Nominees must have a successful thesis defense (if applicable) and all degree paperwork* submitted by April 1, 2023 for a May 2023 degree date or received a degree in August 2022, October 2022, or January 2023.
*Includes submission of all forms to the appropriate SGS office.