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.
Nominations were accepted through Friday, March 25, 2016.
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
A university-wide committee will the select the winner who will be recognized at the Spring 2016 Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 13th at 5:00 PM. Please contact Colette Chelf with any questions.
Minton Nomination Form
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