Graduate Student Excellence in Mentoring Award
The Graduate Student Excellence in Mentoring Award recognizes senior doctoral students for exemplary and effective mentoring of undergraduate and/or new or junior graduate students that significantly contributes to the student’s personal growth, professional development and/or academic success.
Pending receipt of qualified nominations, at least one award will be supported annually for the selected nominee.
Nominees must be enrolled in a doctoral degree program in residence; be in good academic standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.5; have completed all course work and passed their comprehensive examination; and have demonstrated, during the course of their Penn State enrollment as a doctoral degree student, exemplary and effective mentoring of undergraduate and/or new or junior graduate students that contributes to the mentee’s personal growth, professional development and/or academic success. (Not limited to doctoral students on graduate assistantship appointments). University employees receiving educational privileges are not eligible for this University scholarship/award in accordance with Penn State policies HR36 and HR38.
Applications/Nominations for the upcoming academic year will open in the August time frame.
Students may apply directly or faculty/staff may nominate a student. Please contact your college graduate education office for important information, attachments and nomination link contained in email announcement.
For more information please contact the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards Administration.