Excellence in Advising: Graduate Student Contribution Award

This award annually recognizes the contributions of graduate students to the success of academic advising at Missouri State University.  Recipient will demonstrate outstanding academic advising and/or significant contribution to an academic advising related project.

Recipient(s) will receive a plaque to be awarded during the Master Advisors spring appreciation event.  If possible, the recipient will also be nominated for further state or national recognition.

Nominations due Friday, February 19, 2021 

Eligibility Criteria 
  1. Graduate assistant with advising responsibilities or a significant contribution to an academic advising-related project. 
  2. Graduate practicum/internship student with advising responsibilities or a significant contribution to an academic advising-related project. 
  3. Nominee must be a current Missouri State University student at the time of nomination and at the time of award acceptance. 
  4. Nominee must not have received this award previously or have previously received a MACADA/NACADA graduate student annual conference scholarship. 
Nomination Process 

Graduate students may be nominated by Missouri State faculty, staff members or students. 

Application packet(s) should include the following and be submitted by the deadline.

  • Letter of nomination, which should be no more than two single-sided pages or one double-sided page.
  • Please use Times New Roman, 12 font type for letters of recommendation. 
  • The nominee’s resume. 
  • Supporting materials (optional ): Could include advisee feedback, academic advising-related projects (printed or electronic), additional letters of support, samples of advising notes, or other relevant materials 
  • Nomination packets will not be returned. 
  • Five copies of the application packet should be submitted to Ross Hawkins, Director, Academic Advising and Transfer Center, University Hall 109.
Selection Process 
  • The award selection committee will consist of faculty and staff members of the Provost’s Academic Advising Council as well as a previous award recipient.

Award information

Ross Hawkins
Academic Advising and Transfer Center
University Hall, Room 109