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Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Outstanding Graduate Student Award

This award recognizes a UC Merced graduate student for exemplary leadership, service and commitment to our campus community.

To apply, all applicants must be in good academic and judicial standing with the university.

Please answer all categories in 250 words or fewer. Nominations with answers of more than 250 words will not be considered.

Question Prompts

  1. Explain why the nominee deserves to be recognized with this award;
  2. List nominee's involvement over their tenure at UC Merced;
  3. Tell what the nominee has done to demonstrate ethical and outstanding leadership and commitment to the campus community, through teaching, research or public service

Scoring Rubric Summary: Possible 15 Total Points

Cumulative GPA (4 possible points)

On-Campus Involvement (5 possible points): Nominee has various leadership experiences. Examples: Research, campus committees, GSA leadership, RCO membership, TA positions.

Ethical and Outstanding Leadership (5 possible points): Application demonstrates nominee's ethical and outstanding leadership and commitment to UC Merced and the surrounding community, through teaching, research or public service.  Examples: impact on the club, campus, Merced community, and individual student.

Reviewer Discretionary Points (1 possible point)