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Each year the Texas Woman's University Former Students Association selects one or more Masterís level and Doctoral level students to receive the Outstanding Graduate Student Award; and one or more members of the senior class to receive the Outstanding Senior Award. The recipients are selected on the basis of academic excellence, involvement in extracurricular activities and contributions to the life of the university.

All awards from Dallas, Denton, and Houston will be presented during Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 10, 2014 on the Denton campus.

Contact Amy OíKeefe at 940-898-2789 or with questions.

Nomination Deadline: December 13, 2013

Students may nominate themselves and each other and faculty and staff may also submit nominations: Nominate a Student


  • Students must be projected to graduate in December 2013, May 2014, or August 2014
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.50


Application Deadline: January 22, 2014

Applications are available only for those who have been nominated.

Applicants must complete the following by Wednesday, January 22, 2014
  1. Submit an online application: Student Application
  2. Submit three letters of reference by providing this link to your recommenders: Letter of Recommendation Form
    Graduate students: One must be from your faculty/major advisor
  3. Submit these items to the Blackboard Student Organization: FSA Outstanding Senior/Graduate Award
    1. One page statement of personal and professional goals by answering these questions:
      • Describe in detail the connections you have made and the ways in which you have been involved at TWU. (Consider: personal relationships with faculty/staff, mentors, partnerships, organizations, service, etc.)
      • Share with us how these connections and your involvement at TWU have helped or will help you reach your personal and professional goals. (Consider: meaningful interactions with faculty/ staff, research projects, internships, networking, etc.)
    2. Current resume/vitae (include the following and remember to date all activities, honors, etc.)
      • Professional Presentations, Publications, Performances, or Exhibits
      • Scholarships/Honors/Awards
      • Honor Societies
      • Membership and Office held in Societies, University Committees, and/or Student Associations
      • Work and any volunteer history and experience
  4. MASTERíS LEVEL: The Nominee may document an approved thesis prospectus/professional paper.
  5. DOCTORAL LEVEL: The Nominee must document an approved dissertation prospectus/ research project.

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