Call for Nominations Graduate Assistant of the Year Award


The Graduate Assistant of the Year Award recognizes an exemplary graduate assistant for his or her (1) character, (2) service and outstanding contributions to the mission of the University through teaching and research, and (3) scholarly achievements.

  • Nominees must be currently-enrolled graduate assistants in good academic standing on a minimum of 9 semester hours of graduate coursework.
  • The student must be nominated by his or her school director if the GA is employed in an academic unit; if the GA is employed in a non-academic area, nominations must be submitted by the immediate supervisor.

The winner will receive a cash award and a commemorative plaque which will be presented at the 2019 Susan A. Siltanen Graduate Research Symposium awards luncheon on Thursday, April 11.

The electronic form with list of required documents can be found at this link:

All documents must be received electronically by uploading to the form.

Questions about this award should be directed by email to Desira Bailey at

The deadline to receive completed nominations has been extended to 5:00 P.M., Friday, March 1, 2019.