Graduate School Recognition Awards
Many degree programs within the University of Georgia offer awards to students seeking a major within their department. Information regarding these departmental awards may be found by visiting the departmental websites.
The following awards are managed through the Graduate School.
Regents' Waivers of Out-of-State Tuition
(Nomination deadline: 5:00 P.M., March 05, 2013)
The Graduate School awards out-of-state tuition waivers to students who are classified as non-residents of the State of Georgia. The awards are based upon applicants' academic records and the recommendations of their major departments. The waiver renews on a semester basis contingent upon recipients earning at least a 3.50 graduate grade point average on twelve hours of graduate course work fall and spring semesters and nine hours of graduate course work during the summer semester. These awards waive only the non-resident portion of a student's tuition. Students interested in being nominated for this award should contact the graduate coordinator in their major department.
Excellence in Research by Graduate Students
(Nomination deadline: 5:00 P.M., November 2, 2012)
This award recognizes outstanding research by graduate students. Five awards of $1,000 are given annually, one from each of the following five areas: Fine Arts, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, and Professional and Applied Studies. Students who graduate in the calendar year prior to the award being presented at the Annual Research Award banquet in the spring are eligible. Students are nominated by their departments and recipients are selected by a faculty committee.
Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students
(Nomination deadline: 5:00 P.M., January 18, 2013)
The University recognizes the significant contribution graduate students make to the instructional mission of the University with two separate awards: The Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; and the Excellence in Teaching Award, sponsored by the Graduate School. Nominees for either award must have fulfilled TA Policy, have taught at least once within the last two terms, and be enrolled fulltime in the semester of application. For more information, visit the Center for Teaching & Learning. View previous recipients.
(Nomination deadline: 5:00 P.M., November 16, 2012)
The faculty diversity award recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates significant efforts to promote classroom diversity, foster interaction between faculty and underrepresented populations, and enhance diversity programs on campus. The recipient will be chosen by a faculty committee appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School. A one-time $1,000 cash prize will be given. View previous recipients.
The graduate student diversity engagement award recognizes two graduate students for their efforts to achieve and maintain diversity and inclusion on UGA’s campus or within the larger community. In addition, the awards acknowledges the outreach accomplishments related to diversity though conducting research, engaging in scholarship, or servicing the community. The two recipients will be chosen by a faculty committee appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School. Two $1,000 cash prizes will be given. View previous recipients.
The diversity research scholarship will be given to support the research related to the experiences, realities, and/or contributions to underrepresented populations. The scholarship can be applied to research for a dissertation, thesis, or final project. The recipient will be chosen by a faculty committee appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School. One award of $1,500 will be given. View previous recipients.
Outstanding Mentoring Award
(Nomination deadline: 5:00 P.M., November 02, 2012)
This award recognizes excellence in a variety of mentoring functions. This award encourages and rewards innovation and effectiveness in mentoring graduate students by faculty during their educational experience. Two awards are given each year to current members of the Graduate Faculty. Awards in Professional/Applied Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences are given even years. Awards in Humanities/Fine & Applied Arts and Life/Physical Sciences are given in odd years. Each award is for $500. Download the form to nominate a faculty member for the 2013 Graduate School Outstanding Mentoring Awards. View previous recipients.