Graduate & Professional Student Association

Graduate Student and Faculty Awards

Each year, the Graduate & Professional Student Association recognizes a variety of individuals from across disciplines and classifications at the University for their contributions to the development and continuing growth of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Deadline for nominations is December 6. Please submit a completed nomination packet to the Graduate Student Commons, Lied Library room 2141.

Brief descriptions of the awards are listed below. All awards require a coversheet/checklist attached to the applicants packet. Select the hyperlinks below to get a full description and nomination procedure for each award.

GPSA Outstanding Mentor Award

The purpose of the GPSA Outstanding Mentor Award is to acknowledge UNLV faculty who have demonstrated continued success in preparing graduate and professional students for academia. Each academic year, the GPSA recognizes up to three faculty providing outstanding research/teaching mentorship.

GPSA Service Award

The purpose of the GPSA Service Award ($300 Monetary Award) is to acknowledge up to three graduate and professional students each academic year who have displayed outstanding performance through their dedication and service to the UNLV and Las Vegas community.

GPSA Merit Award

The purpose of the GPSA Merit Award ($300 Monetary Award) is to acknowledge up to three graduate and professional students each academic year who have proven themselves to be outstanding scholars in their field.

GPSA Distinguished Contribution Award

The purpose of the GPSA Distinguished Contribution Award is to acknowledge up to 3 awards for service to graduate and professional students each academic year from the following categories: UNLV administration, faculty, and staff. This award was enacted to bestow formal recognition upon devoted supporters of graduate and professional students who have made contributions that better the life of graduate and professional students.

Research Forum

Each year, the GPSA awards sponsorships for research and conference travel to support projects that directly affect a student's degree program and make a contribution to his/her discipline. In 2011-2012, $125,000 was awarded to students for research and conference travel. Participation in the research forum is a requirement for students who received GPSA funding for the 2012-2013 academic year. The forum is open to all UNLV graduate and professional students.

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