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Outstanding Graduate Assistant Awards

Approximately 4,000 UMD graduate students also serve as teaching, research, or administrative assistants. The GS wants to recognize the outstanding contributions that these GAs provide to students, faculty, departments, administrative units, and the University as a whole. While the Awards carry no cash prize, they convey the honor of being named among the top 2% of campus GAs in a given year. 

The GS will make approximately 80 Outstanding Graduate Assistant Awards annually and will recognize the AY 16-17 awardees at our Annual Fellowship and Award Celebration on May 8, 2018.  Graduate students must be currently enrolled masters or doctoral students holding at least a half-time graduate assistantship (TA, RA, or AA) for AY 17-18. 

Nomination Process: Colleges/Schools should determine their internal processes for choosing awardees.  Colleges/Schools must submit their selections to the Graduate School by Friday, April 20, 2018.


Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award Guidelines 


Past Award Recipients

Outstanding Graduate Assistants for 2018
Outstanding Graduate Assistants for 2017
Outstanding Graduate Assistants for 2016
Outstanding Graduate Assistants for 2015