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Outstanding Graduate Assistant Awards

Approximately 4,000 UMD graduate students also serve as teaching, research, or administrative assistants. The Graduate School recognizes the outstanding contributions that these GAs provide to students, faculty, departments, administrative units, and the University as a whole. The Graduate School awards approximately 80 Outstanding Graduate Assistant Awards annually, which represents roughly the top 2% of campus GA's in a given year. The AY 18-19 competition occurs at the college/school level in the Fall Semester.  Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award winners will receive a credit for mandatory fees in the Spring 2019 Semester and will be recognized at the Graduate School's Annual Fellowship and Award Celebration on May 14, 2019.

Eligibility:  Graduate students must be currently enrolled masters or doctoral students holding at least a half-time graduate assistantship (TA, RA, or AA) for AY 18-19.

Nomination Process: Colleges/Schools should determine their internal processes for choosing awardees. The college/school competition occurs in the Fall.  Selections must be submitted to the Graduate School by Friday, December 7, 2018.


Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award Guidelines (for AY 18-19)


Past Award Recipients

Outstanding Graduate Assistants for AY 2018 - 2019
Outstanding Graduate Assistants for AY 2017 - 2018
Outstanding Graduate Assistants for AY 2016 - 2017
Outstanding Graduate Assistants for AY 2015 - 2016
Outstanding Graduate Assistants for AY 2014 - 2015