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These awards are designed to recognize and reward outstanding excellence and reseach of graduate students and faculty. 


Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award - inaugural year

You have done what I ceased to believe one person could do for another—you have created liberty and hope for me.
(Excerpt from letter of novelist Thomas Wolfe to his mentor Maxwell Perkins)


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  • Awards will be made during the spring 2016 semester
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Horn Professor Graduate Achievement Award
  • The Horn Professors Graduate Achievement Award has been established by the Paul Whitfield Horn Professors at Texas Tech University to recognize and reward outstanding research or creative activity performed by graduate students while at Texas Tech University.
  • Students may not apply directly for this award, but must be nominated by a graduate faculty member at Texas Tech.  Nominations are currently being accepted and the deadline is February 16, 2016.

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  • Award guidelines
  • Online nomination form
  • Nomination deadline will be February 16, 2016
  • 2015 awardees:
    • Hannah Dean, Master's student in Art
    • Monique LeMieux, Doctoral student in Nutritional Sciences
    • Jing Xie, Doctoral student in Chemistry and Biochemistry



Helen DeVitt Jones Excellence in Graduate Teaching Awards
  • This award supports excellence in teaching awards administered by the Graduate School for Graduate Part-time Instructors (GPTI). This award recognizes outstanding scholarly activity and excellence in teaching and is awarded annually during the state-wide graduate student appreciation week. Each awardee receives a $500 honorarium before taxes, and will be honored at a ceremony during the appreciation week.
  • Students may not apply directly for the award. They must be nominated by a graduate faculty member. Eligible nominees should be an outstanding teacher and have been a Graduate Part-time Instructor during the academic year that they are being nominated to receive the award. Graduate part-time instructors are those who have at least 18 hours of graduate work in the field of teaching responsibility and who have full responsibility for the class or classes they teach.

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Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Awards
  • The Graduate School is pleased to announce these awards in recognition of the quality of theses and dissertations that our graduate students are producing. As our guide for the criteria and nomination cycle, we have adopted the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) outstanding dissertation award model. Our awards are monetary and the applicable dissertation award winner will also be nominated to CGS/ProQuest as part of their annual competition to recognize an outstanding dissertation representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline being considered that year. Awards will be given annually according to the research topic. During the even years, social sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering will be awarded; during the odd years, biological life sciences and humanities/fine arts will be awarded.

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  • Students may not directly apply for this award, but need to be nominated by a graduate faculty member at Texas Tech.  Nomination form will open March 1, 2016.
  •   Click here to see the 2015 Award Recipients
  •   Spring 2016 Nomination form will open March 1, 2016
  •   Deadline will be May 1, 2016