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2015-2016 John D. Minton Award

John D. Minton Award

The John D. Minton Graduate Student Award recognizes a graduate student for outstanding contributions to the academic discipline while pursuing a graduate degree.  Dr. Minton demonstrated outstanding scholarship by serving WKU as a Professor of History, the first Dean of the Graduate School, a Vice President, and President.  This award recognizes a graduate student’s extension and application of discipline knowledge within and beyond the University.  Nominee accomplishments should reflect the broader dimensions of scholarship as outlined by Ernest Boyer: discovery, integration, application, and teaching.

Nomination materials will be accepted via email in Spring 2016  Please check back for more information as it becomes available.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Graduate student completing all degree requirements in the Fall 2015 semester, or be a candidate for the Spring 2016 or Summer 2016 semesters
  • Nomination form
  • Three letters of support from University and/or community individuals who are familiar with the scholarship activities of the nominee
  • CV/Resume


A university-wide committee will the select the winner who will be recognized at the Spring 2016 Graduate Commencement Ceremony.  Please contact Colette Chelf with any questions.


Minton Nomination Form (not currently available)

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