OUTSTANDING SENIOR AWARD

Every Fall and Spring semester, the College of Humanities sponsors an award that recognizes one undergraduate outstanding senior graduating from the College. Recipients will receive a personalized certificate and $500. The award will also be presented at the College of Humanities Convocation Ceremony and the winner will be asked to be a guest student speaker. 

Award Eligibility

Nominees must be a College of Humanities major and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2.

For the Fall 2021 award, graduates from Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Winter 2021 can be nominated. For the Spring 2022 award and thereafter, Spring and Summer graduates can be nominated. For the Fall 2022 award and thereafter, Fall and Winter graduates can be nominated.

Nomination Instructions

While it is suggested that department/programs present strong nomination packages, all nominations, including self-nominations, will be accepted.

Nominators should be prepared with the following materials when submitting a nomination:

  1. Personal Statement (1-2 pages). The university offers this webpage as a guide.
  2. Letter of recommendation (from UArizona faculty, staff, or administrator).
  3. Student Resume - The resume should include the following information: 
    1. Academic Achievements: List any freshman, sophomore, junior, and/or senior academic achievements, honors, awards and scholarships. Achievements from other colleges/universities can also be included.
    2. Service to the UA: List all officer/leadership positions for memberships. 
    3. Other campus organizations and/or activities.
    4. Service to the Community: List all community activities, honors, and organizations from freshman through current year.
    5. Additional pertinent information (e.g., employment, graduate/professional school acceptances, etc.)

Notification Form
You can nominate a student via our online nomination form. The online form, including all uploaded materials should be submitted by the nominator. Please note that the form cannot be started, closed out, and resumed at a later time. 

 

Deadline 
For Fall 2021, the online nomination form, including all uploaded materials, must be submitted no later than October 4, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. The nomination process for Spring 2022 will reopen in January.

 

Notification Process
One awardee will be chosen. Awardees will be notified approximately 6 weeks after the deadline.

 

Recognition
The winner will be recognized via the College of Humanities website and COH listserv announcements. The Oustanding Senior will also be asked to prepare a speech as a guest student speaker at the convocation ceremony. The awardee's nominator will also be asked to introduce the student. If the Outstanding Senior self-nominated, the department head of the recipient's major will be asked to introduce the student at the ceremony.

 

Questions about the program or nominations can be directed to the College of Humanities Dean’s Office (coh-deans-office@email.arizona.edu). 
 


OUTSTANDING GRADUATE ASSISTANT IN TEACHING AWARD

Every Spring, the College of Humanities recognizes an Outstanding Graduate Assistant in Teaching (GAT). Recipients of this award will receive a personalized certificate and $500.

Award Eligibility

The nominee must:

  • be a College of Humanities graduate student or SLAT graduate student who teaches COH courses.
  • have completed at least one full term of teaching.
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.

Nomination Instructions

While it is suggested that department/programs present strong nomination packages, all nominations, including self-nominations, will be accepted.

Please note that the online nomination form cannot be started, closed out, and resumed at a later time. 

Nominators should be prepared with the following materials when submitting a nomination:

  1. A statement from the nominator outlining the nominee's contributions to teaching.
  2. A statement from the nominee outlining their teaching philosophy.
  3. Letters of support with at least two letters from students.

Notification Form
You can nominate a student via our online nomination form. The online form, including all uploaded materials should be submitted by the nominator.  Please note that the form cannot be started, closed out, and resumed at a later time.

 

Deadline 
The nomination process will open in early Spring 2022.

 

Notification Process
One awardee will be chosen. Awardees will be notified approximately six weeks after the deadline.

 

Recognition
The winner will be recognized via the College of Humanities website and COH listserv announcements, and at the convocation ceremony.

 

Questions about the program or nominations can be directed to the College of Humanities Dean’s Office (coh-deans-office@email.arizona.edu).