Gold Chalk Award

About the Gold Chalk Award

This prestigious award recognizes outstanding faculty who have contributed significantly to graduate and professional education. Gold Chalk awards are student-nominated, and student selected. Any faculty member who has not previously received a Gold Chalk Award is eligible. Award winners will be celebrated at the annual Graduate Awards Banquet

Award Selection

GPC will present four Gold Chalk Awards. One faculty member will be recognized from each of the following 4 categories:

  • Professional School (Law, Medicine, or Veterinary Medicine)
  • Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Natural and Mathematical Sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

The selection of award recipients is made by the GPC Academic Affairs Committee. In the event there are no submissions in a given category listed above or no applications are judged that sufficiently meet the purpose of the award, the committee reserves the right to present additional awards to categories with multiple deserving submissions. Incomplete applications will not be considered for the award.

Awards will be announced in the Spring.


The nomination materials packet may be downloaded from this page in the Spring. Nominations may be submitted by any currently enrolled graduate or professional student or by any recognized student organization. All submissions must be made online. No paper submissions will be accepted. To submit a nomination click:

Support Materials

The following materials must be submitted together. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

1. A current copy of the nominee’s Curriculum Vitae. Work with graduate/professional students (e.g., coauthored papers) should be clearly marked.

3. A typed, double-spaced nominating letter no longer than two pages. The letter should summarize the nominee’s qualifications and achievements, especially as they relate to the nominee’s dedication to graduate/professional student development and should include any current research projects or internships undertaken by graduate students under the direction of the nominee.

4. No more than three letters of support from current or former students, colleagues, and/or administrators. Letters of support should be typed, double-spaced, and no longer than two pages. No more than three letters for a nominee will be considered. If more than three letters are submitted, three letters will be read at random and the remaining letters will be discarded without being read nor considered.

Further Information

Questions and requests for further information should be directed to Mary Dickson-Amagada, GPC Vice President, at

Past Award Recipients

View past gold chalk award recipients.