Gold Chalk Award

About the Gold Chalk Award

The Gold Chalk Award recognizes University of Missouri faculty who have made significant contributions to the education and training of graduate and professional students.

Award Selection

GPC will present four Gold Chalk Awards. One faculty member from a professional school (Law, Medicine, or Veterinary Medicine) will be recognized. In addition, one faculty member from each of the following categories will also be recognized:

  • Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Natural and Mathematical Sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

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

Awards are announced in the Spring.


The Gold Chalk Award is open to all University of Missouri faculty who have not received the award previously.


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.

Nomination materials can be found here in February 2019.

Support Material

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

  1. A completed Gold Chalk Nomination Form.
  2. 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 not 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. Two to four letters of support from current or former students, colleagues, and/or administrators. Letters of support should be typed, double-spaced, and not longer than two pages. No more than four letters for a nominee will be considered. In the event that more than four letters are submitted, four letters will be read at random and the remaining letters will be discarded without being read.

Further Information

Questions and requests for further information should be directed to Jesse Wyatt, GPC Vice President, at

Past Award Recipients

View past gold chalk award recipients.