Outstanding Graduate Student Awards


The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Council are pleased to recognize and support academic excellence with the Outstanding Graduate Student Awards. Graduate faculty members are encouraged to nominate outstanding students for these awards. The nomination process is described below.

The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Council wish to honor Auburn’s 20 most outstanding graduate students. Ten of those honored will be in master’s or educational specialist programs and ten in doctoral programs. Each department or school is invited to nominate one outstanding graduate student at the master’s/educational specialist level and another at the doctoral level, if such programs are available in the department or school.

From these nominations, a committee will select 20 recipients for the current calendar year. The Outstanding Graduate Student Awards will be presented by the Graduate School at the Spring Graduate Student Awards Ceremony. The awards are for student activities during and before the current calendar year.

A complete nomination packet will consist of:

  • A student vita. The vita should include and indicate which of the following have been accomplished while a graduate student at Auburn University: academic record; work experience; teaching or other role in undergraduate program; publications (research, extension, general); creative work; grant development; professional presentations; membership and service in professional associations; University and community service; honors and awards.
  • Three letters of support for the nomination. The letters of support should emphasize accomplishments associated with the graduate study at Auburn.

The deadline for nominations is February 15th. If this date falls over a weekend or holiday, submissions are due by 8:00 am CT on the next business day. 

Please contact Dr. Maria Witte at 334-844-4700 or wittemm@auburn.edu if you have questions concerning the Outstanding Graduate Student Awards.

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Last modified: January 26, 2023