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Instructions for nomination:

For any student award, a graduate student currently enrolled in a degree program at the University of Cincinnati may self-nominate or be nominated by the nominee's advisor or designee. For the group award, any faculty or the group's current officer or group's advisor can nominate. That group must be in "active" status with GSGA. Emphasis should be placed primarily on achievements made while a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati, from 2008 onwards. The nominee or the nominator must submit the following in the nomination packet:

1.) A cover letter providing the following details:

·         Nominee's name

·         Nominee's M Number

·         Nominee's program of study (if nominee is an individual)

·         Proof of current semester registration (if nominee is an individual)

·         The Fall 13 semester grade report (Official or Unofficial), showing the overall GPA (if nominee is an individual)

·         Department and College in which organization resides (if nominee is an organization)

·         Nominee's mailing address

·         Nominee's email address

·         Award for which the Student/Organization is nominated (including category, in the case of the Graduate Student Award for Exemplary Scholarship)

·         Nominator's name

·         Nominator's email address

·         Nominator's phone number

2.) Narrative (to be composed by the nominator, or nominee, if self nominated) explaining the ways in which the nominee exemplifies the characteristics of the award category for which she/he or the group is nominated.

3.) Two additional letters of recommendation composed by people other than the nominator/nominee are also required. These letters of support highlighting the student's (or group's) achievements may come from students, faculty, and administrators from any level within UC. Letters of support should address the nominee's relationship with the author, the impact that the group or graduate student's action has had on the author or that the author has first-hand knowledge of, and any other information that author believes is pertinent. These letters should detail how the graduate student or group has demonstrated the qualities of the category for which she/he is nominated during the course of her/his graduate studies while at the University. 

4.) A current CV of the nominee is also required. In case of a group, a list of activities with descriptions and impact.

All nominations packets should be submitted as a SINGLE PDF document, and emailed to (Please note that you cannot copy & paste that email.) The winners of the awards are chosen by independent and representative judging panels. All applicants/nominators must agree to abide by the rules and regulations that the GACC deems appropriate. Past winners of awards are ineligible to nominate themselves or be nominated for an award in the same category as their win. Winners will be decided in about two weeks from the submission deadline and personally notified.

All nomination materials must be received by February 16, 2014, at 5pm.

When we receive your email, we will send you a confirmation. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact us. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.  

Nomination information for Outstanding International Student Award is provided in this link :Guidelines Outstanding International Student Award 

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