Outstanding Mentor Award Program
LOCATION: Tempe Campus
START DATE: July 20th, 2015
P.O. Box 873402
Tempe, AZ 85287-3402
Phone: (480) 727-9870
Recognizing graduate student mentors
GPSA is pleased to recognize and promote volunteer mentorship by acknowledging outstanding mentors. The Outstanding Mentor Award program, administered by the GPSA Office of Professional Development, recognizes graduate and professional students from all four ASU campuses 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 and Applications
Nominations will be accepted from a number of different sources including: 1). Mentees who are undergraduate or high school students, 2) Graduate students, 3) Community members/Organizers 4) Staff members, and 5) Faculty members. Self-nominations are not accepted for this program. Nominations are now open and due by February 23, 2015.
Application materials requested from the nominee are due by March 15, 2015. 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 and other graduate student volunteers. Decisions will be made by March 31, 2015 and recipients will be awarded a monetary award along with official recognition at a GPSA awards banquet in April. While an overall budget has been set aside for this award, the specific monetary awards dispersed will depend on the number of applicants and the quality of their applications.
For questions, please email Pauline Venieris at email@example.com with the subject line: Outstanding Mentor Award.
Please select an award year: 2013-2014