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Graduate Assistant of the Year

The Graduate School is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Graduate Assistant of the Year.

The Graduate Assistant of the Year Award recognizes an exemplary graduate assistant for their character; their service and outstanding contributions to the mission of the University through teaching and research; and their 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 their 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 be recognized at the 2021 Susan A. Siltanen Graduate Research Symposium on Friday, April 9.


Nominators should be prepared to submit the following documents:

  • A copy of the student's résumé or CV
  • A personal statement from the student
  • Three letters of recommendation from (1) the student's advisor, (2) the student's school director, and (3) a member of the student's graduate committee or other faculty member.

Please review the nomination form for additional information regarding the required documents.


Contact Tracy Barnhill at Tracy.BarnhillFREEMississippi with any questions.

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