Awards for Graduate Students

Carolyn A. Williams Award

  1. PhD graduating class
  2. GPA 3.5 or higher
  3. Demonstrated support of College of Nursing activities (in addition to course requirements)
  4. Demonstrated scholarly activity during tenure at College, which may include national, regional, local educational presentations; publications; grant funding for research; and demonstrated activity in professional nursing organizations
  5. Demonstration of mentoring behavior to nursing students in master’s or bachelor’s program.

Nominating letter from one faculty member from the PhD program should include references to all above required criteria. A letter of support (does not need to reference all criteria) from at least one additional faculty member of the College must be included.

Sebastian/Stanhope Award

  1. DNP graduating class
  2. GPA 3.5 or higher
  3. Demonstrated support of College of Nursing activities (in addition to course requirements)
  4. Demonstrated scholarly activity during tenure at College, which may include national, regional, local educational presentations; publications; grant funding for research; and demonstrated activity in professional nursing organizations
  5. Demonstration of mentoring behavior to nursing students in master’s or bachelor’s program

Nominating letter from one faculty member from the DNP Program should include references to all above required criteria. A letter of support (does not need to reference all criteria) from at least one additional faculty member of the College must be included.

CONAA Alumni Award

  1. College of Nursing graduate
  2. GPA 3.5 or higher
  3. Demonstrated support of College of Nursing activities (in addition to course requirements)
  4. Evidence of support and significant impact of advanced nursing practice in clinical, educational or administrative setting
  5. Demonstration of mentoring behavior to nursing student in bachelor’s degree program
  6. Demonstrated involvement in professional nursing organization while a student

Nominating letter from one faculty member from the Master’s Program should include references to all above required criteria. A letter of support (does not need to reference all criteria) from at least one additional faculty member of the College must be included.

Selection of the recipients of the Carolyn Williams, Sebastian/Stanhope and Presidential Awards will be made by a Faculty Award Committee appointed by the dean of the College of Nursing.