Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

CALL FOR UNDERGRADUATE NOMINATIONS NOW CLOSED

University Awards Banquet



Each spring the University honors outstanding scholar-leaders at the University Awards Program. Hosted by the Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life and Omicron Delta Kappa, this program features some of the University’s most prestigious awards. This year’s University Student Leadership Awards Program will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2020. I am writing to enlist your assistance in identifying candidates for each of these honors. You are invited to nominate individuals for the awards described below.


Call for undergraduate nominations are now closed. 


If you have been nominated for an award, please complete your application by visiting: https://stampunion.umd.edu/awards/apply/


If you experience technical difficulties with submitting the nomination form, please email IT Services at stampweb@umd.edu.

2020 - Call for Nominations - Graduate Student Distinguished Service Award

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THE THIRTY-NINTH ANNUAL UNIVERSITY STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARDS PROGRAM

 

Call for Nominations - Graduate Student Distinguished Service Award

 

Each spring the University of Maryland celebrates graduate students who have made outstanding contributions to the University community in the areas of service, involvement, leadership, and scholarship. I invite you to nominate a graduate student for the 2019-2020 Graduate Student Distinguished Service Award.  The award will be presented on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at the 39th Annual University Student Leadership Awards Program hosted by the Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life and Omicron Delta Kappa.

 

Candidates for this award will be judged using the following award criteria:

  • Service to their department, the campus and broader community
  • Involvement in campus organizations, issues and activities
  • Demonstrated leadership in departmental or campus graduate student issues
  • Good scholarship, as reflected in research, publication, presentations, and professional contributions.

 

These criteria will be evaluated with the following considerations:

 

  • As the “Distinguished Service” award, service to the department, the campus and broader community is the primary criteria. 
  • Service, involvement, leadership, and scholarship should be above and beyond the scope of typical assistantship or job responsibilities.
  • The award is not intended to reward scholarship for scholarship’s sake, but rather scholarly work that complements a nominee’s service to department, campus and community.
  • The award is intended to recognize the service and contributions made by the individual during his/her career as a graduate student at the University of Maryland. Service, involvement, leadership and scholarship occurring prior to the start of the individual’s graduate studies will be considered as background context but not as qualifications for the award.

 

You will be asked to complete a nomination form with the nominator’s and nominee’s information. Only one nomination may be submitted for each nominee. Nomination materials include at least one letter of nomination addressing the above criteria in no more than two single-spaced pages, and the nominee’s current résumé or curriculum vitae. We will also ask that the nominee include a brief bio (maximum 50 words) and a personal statement that describes how they have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the University community in the areas of service, involvement, leadership, and scholarship. The personal statement limit is 500 words or less double-spaced. Self-nominations are also invited, but should be accompanied by at least one letter of support. To represent a holistic view of the nominee, please coordinate submission of the letters and materials. All nomination materials must be submitted online at https://stampunion.umd.edu/awards/nominate/Graduate.aspx by 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2020. 

 

I encourage you to share this material with members of your organization. Please contact me at 301-314-8491 or via e-mail at dylim@umd.edu should you have questions about the nomination process or the Awards Program. Thank you for your assistance with this important selection process.

If you experience technical difficulties with submitting the nomination materials, please email IT Services at stampweb@umd.edu.