Outstanding Mentor Award Program 2012-2013
To recognize ASU graduate and professional students who demonstrate excellence in mentorship.
Individuals are eligible to be nominated if enrolled in at least one hour of graduate-level credit during the semester in which the award program takes place. Qualifying mentoring includes work with undergraduate students, graduate students, and/or community members, completed on a volunteer (i.e., unpaid) basis and concurrent with enrollment as a graduate or professional student at ASU. Mentoring through formal programs (e.g., Shades, Big Brothers/Big Sisters) qualifies, as does independent mentoring.
Mentoring that is financially compensated or a requirement of a paid assistantship or other employment is ineligible for this award.
Nominations will be accepted from mentees who are undergraduate students, graduate students, and community members. Nominations will also be accepted from organizers and coordinators of ASU or community-based mentoring programs.
Self-nominations are not accepted for this program.
To nominate an Outstanding Mentor, please complete the nomination form here.
Nominations will be solicited annually during the Spring semester. Students will be notified of their nomination and asked to submit application materials. The Outstanding Mentor Award sub-committee is responsible for evaluating nominations and applications and selecting awardees. The sub-committee is comprised of members of the Professional Development Committee of the GPSA Assembly, graduate student volunteers, and invited ASU faculty and administrators. Recipients will be selected in March or early April. Recipients will be recognized at an annual reception held during the Spring semester and will receive a small monetary award.
2013 Program Timeline
Nominations period opens: Monday, February 22th
Nominations due: Friday, March 29th
Confirmed nominees notified: Monday, April 1st
Nominees’ materials due: Sunday, April 7th
Decisions announced: Friday, April 12th
Awards luncheon: TBA
Please email Megan Fisk, GPSA’s Vice President of Professional Development.