UNLV Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

The Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated strong pedagogical skills and successfully taught at least two complete classes as the instructor of record in the last 3 years at UNLV. The award is only for students who teach at UNLV.The UNLV Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award nominations are due to the Graduate College by December 1st, 2022. Students are required to submit their application via their Grad Rebel Gateway portal. The Graduate College will accept one nominee from each College. Students see your college for their application deadline. Only complete applications will be considered. All masters and doctoral students are eligible for consideration, subject to the guidelines provided. The 1st place winner will be given a $2,500 award, the 2nd place winner will be given a $2,000 award, and the 3rd place winner will get a $1,500 award.

UNLV Graduate College Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Awards

Eligible projects for this year's Outstanding Thesis and Outstanding Dissertation awards are those successfully defended between August 1, 2021, and August 1, 2022. Nominations are due to the Graduate College by December 1st, 2022. Colleges can submit their nomination via the online form.

Sam Lieberman Regents’ Award for Student Scholarship – Graduate Student

The Sam Lieberman Regents’ Award for Student Scholarship – Graduate Student recognizes distinguished academic accomplishments, leadership abilities, service contributions, and potential future success while registered as a graduate student at UNLV. A $5000 cash stipend will be awarded to one graduate student at UNLV. The recipient of this award will be notified by spring 2023 and recognized at the campus ceremony typically held in April.

Application Process & Deadline

The application package must include the following:

  1. A current copy of your résumé.
  2. One-page personal statement in response to the following question:
    • How would you assess your experience at UNLV academically and personally, and how has your UNLV experience, in the broadest sense, prepared you for achieving your future goals?
  3. One-paragraph biography
  4. Completed NSHE NOMINATION FORM for Sam Lieberman Regents’ Award for Student Scholarship – Graduate Student
  5. The nominator’s (Administrative or Academic Faculty) formal letter of nomination on UNLV letterhead addressing the criteria found on the NSHE NOMINATION FORM.
  6. Additional letters of support are optional.

Application packages must be emailed to GradAssociateDean@unlv.edu with the Subject Heading: Sam Lieberman Regent’s Award 2023 no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

If you have any questions about the Sam Lieberman Regents’ Award for Student Scholarship - Graduate Students, please contact GradAssociateDean@unlv.edu.

Instructions for the Nominator (Administrative or Academic Faculty)

The nominator submits:

  1. the NSHE NOMINATION FORM for Sam Lieberman Regents’ Award for Student Scholarship – Graduate Student
  2. a formal letter of nomination on UNLV letterhead addressing the award criteria found on the nomination form.

These materials must be emailed to GradAssociateDean@unlv.edu with the Subject Heading: Sam Lieberman Regent’s Award 2023 no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 5th, 2022.

Please note the eligibility criteria

  • Graduate student nominees must be currently enrolled in no fewer than six (6) graduate credits in the semester in which they are nominated.
  • Graduate student nominees must have been accepted to graduate standing by the time the award is granted.
  • Leadership and service accomplishments must have occurred while the nominee is a registered NSHE student.

Instructions for Nominee

Please assemble and submit the materials listed below no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 5th, 2022. These materials must be emailed to GradAssociateDean@unlv.edu with the Subject Heading: Sam Lieberman Regent’s Award 2023.

  1. A current copy of your résumé.
  2. One-page personal statement in response to the following question:
    • “How would you assess your experience at UNLV academically and personally, and how has your UNLV experience, in the broadest sense, prepared you for achieving your future goals?”
  3. One-paragraph biography
  4. Additional letters of support are optional.

NO OTHER SUPPORTING MATERIALS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Please note that your nominator will submit the following as part of your full application package:

  • The NSHE NOMINATION FORM for Sam Lieberman Regents’ Award for Student Scholarship – Graduate Student.
  • A formal letter of nomination on UNLV letterhead addressing the award criteria found on the nomination form.

Eligibility

  • Graduate student nominees must be currently enrolled in no fewer than six (6) graduate credits in the semester in which they are nominated.
  • Graduate student nominees must have been accepted to graduate standing by the time the award is granted.
  • Leadership and service accomplishments must have occurred while the nominee is a registered NSHE student.

Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) & ProQuest Awards

The Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) partners with ProQuest to accept nominations in four award categories. They include:

  1. Innovation in Technology Award
  2. Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award in STEM Disciplines
  3. Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award in Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Business Disciplines
  4. Distinguished Master’s Thesis and/or Final Master’s Capstone Project Award in the Creative, Visual and Performing Arts

Each academic college/school may nominate no more than one outstanding project/thesis/dissertation for each of the aforementioned applicable categories. Nominations are due Aug. 1, 2022.