Graduate Faculty Mentor Awards

Background:

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) is pleased to invite nominations from graduate students for the 2019 Graduate Faculty Mentor Awards. The awards are given each year to outstanding mentors of graduate students in each of the University of Maine’s five colleges: Maine Business School; College of Education and Human Development; College of Engineering; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. For a list of previous awardees please visit here.

Criteria:

The criteria for an outstanding mentor are:

  • Going above and beyond academic and research advising
  • Offering time, advice, encouragement, or resources above and beyond expectations
  • Aiding graduate students in personal or professional development.

The GSG Mentor Awards for Graduate Faculty is an opportunity to recognize those individuals who make the graduate experience whole. Any faculty member who has assisted you while you have been at the University of Maine is eligible for a Mentor Award. The nominee does not have to be your major advisor.

Nomination Instructions:

Graduate students may nominate any mentor within their college for consideration. While only one letter may be submitted per nominator, a faculty member may be nominated multiple times by different students.

A complete submission will include:

  • A complete nomination form.
  • A one page letter of support detailing specific examples of the nominee going above and beyond to mentor you, improve your experience as a graduate student, or contribute to your personal or professional development.

Submission Instructions:

Packets should be submitted electronically as two separate pdf attachments attached to a single email to Jaqulin Wallace, Chair of the Mentor Awards Committee, at gsgsecretary@gmail.com. Late or incomplete nominations will not be accepted.

***The 2019 due date for submissions has not been established yet. Please check back to this page for updates.

Award Ceremony:

The five awards will be presented at the Celebrating Scholarship event at the Collins Center for the Arts, date TBA. The awardees will be presented with award plaques and a membership to the University Club. All nominees will be notified that they have been nominated, but the names of the nominator will remain anonymous (you are, of course, welcome to let your mentor know of your nomination). Winners will be announced in early April 2019.

Contact:

If you have any questions about the Mentor Awards or the nomination process, please contact the Chair at gsgsecretary@gmail.com.