Outstanding Graduate Assistant Awards
Approximately 4,000 UMD graduate students also serve as teaching, research, or administrative assistants. The Graduate School recognizes the outstanding contributions that these GAs provide to students, faculty, departments, administrative units, and the University as a whole. The Graduate School awards approximately 80 Outstanding Graduate Assistant Awards annually, which represents roughly the top 2% of campus GA's in a given year. The AY 21-22 Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award winners will receive a credit for mandatory fees in the Spring 2022 Semester.
Eligibility: Graduate students must be currently enrolled masters or doctoral students holding at least a half-time graduate assistantship (TA, RA, or AA) for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.
Selection Process: The AY 21-22 Outstanding Graduate Assistants will be selected by their college/school. The nomination and selection process will occur during the Fall 2021 Semester. Colleges and schools must submit their OGA selections to the Graduate School by Wednesday, December 8, 2021 Please inquire with your department's coordinator to learn more about the nomination and selection process.
Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award Guidelines
Past Award Recipients
Outstanding Graduate Assistants for 2020-21
Outstanding Graduate Assistants for 2019-20
Outstanding Graduate Assistants for 2018-19
Outstanding Graduate Assistants for 2017-18
Outstanding Graduate Assistants for 2016-17
Outstanding Graduate Assistants for 2015-16
Outstanding Graduate Assistants for 2014-15