The purpose of this award is to recognize graduate students who are excelling in classroom teaching. This may include curriculum development, classroom teaching effectiveness, student mentoring and assessment as well as dedication to instruction through successful implementation of innovative techniques and/or contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning. Applications are due November 1.


Full-time graduate students, advised by faculty in the College of Agricultural Sciences, with demonstratable evidence of excellence and dedication to online and/or classroom teaching and student success. Previous recipients of this award are not eligible.


$2,000 deposited into student's bursar account.

Selection Process

An award committee will be appointed by the Assistant Dean for Graduate Education to select the recipient.


  1. Complete the nomination and upload nominee CV via InfoReady by Wednesday, November 1, 2024. Submissions that are received by the deadline will be considered; late submissions will not be accepted.
  2. Nominating faculty must complete the Statement of Support in the nomination submission that highlights the nominee’s contribution to classroom teaching as an instructor or teaching assistant. Consider impact, effectiveness, innovation, and/or significance of contribution. Please be sure to relate your comments to the award criteria and highlight specific examples.
  3. The nomination may include the optional Additional Support field in the nomination submission should describe any other reason(s) why this student is deserving of this recognition not noted above.
  4. Faculty Advisor Certification must be completed, regardless of the nominator, by Monday, November 6, 2024, for nomination to be considered by the award committee.