This award will be given on behalf of the Graduate Student Senate to a maximum of five graduating graduate students who have consistently worked and succeeded in enriching and impacting student life and the values of Student Life throughout their career at USF:
“Providing experiences that challenge students to develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, culturally, and morally in order to prepare them to contribute to the University community.”
GSS Application Process
Each award recipient will receive a cash purse of $1,000 through the Graduate Student Senate scholarship fund.
- Graduate student with a minimum GPA 3.5, without the benefit of rounding, recommended.
- Must be a current graduate student at the University of San Francisco or student graduating from the University of San Francisco in December 2012
- Individual has contributed to making a positive impact on the campus climate and has demonstrated committed involvement in clubs, organizations, programs, or other area of campus involvement.
- Individual acts as an inspiration to others, modeling the way for a more just and humane world and is committed to working with and for others.
- Participation was above and beyond the general requirements given by academic or co-curricular programs.
- Must not be on academic or non-academic probation for the last two semesters including Spring 2013.
Fill out the application for the Inaugural Graduate Student Award which will be made available at 8:00 a.m. on February 11, 2013 and found on the Graduate Student Senate website.
Write a strong statement of purpose.
Write a 250 word essay addressing one or more of the following topics:
The Division of Student Life is committed to: “Providing experiences that challenge students to develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially, culturally and morally in order to prepare them to contribute to the University community.” Please describe how you have demonstrated this value in your work in and outside of the classroom.
List and briefly describe events/actions/activities (in and outside of the classroom) where you have been able to model the way for a more just and humane world and shows your commitment to working with and for others. (Please bullet point with brief descriptions).
What is your definition of leadership? Provide an example of a time when you demonstrated leadership and explain why you chose to take on such responsibility.
Discuss and state example(s) of how you act as an inspiration to others and have modeled the way for a more humane and just world.
Turn in your application by 5:00p.m. March 22, 2013 to the Student Leadership and Engagement office or email.
Winners of the Inaugural Graduate Student Award will be announced in April 2013. Winners will attend the Student Life Leadership Awards Ceremony and Reception on May 9, 2012, 5:00-6:30pm, at Fromm Hall.