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2014-2015 John D. Minton Award

John D. Minton Award

The John D. Minton Graduate Student Award recognizes a graduate student for outstanding contributions to the academic discipline while pursuing a graduate degree.  Dr. Minton demonstrated outstanding scholarship by serving WKU as a Professor of History, the first Dean of the Graduate School, a Vice President, and President.  This award recognizes a graduate student’s extension and application of discipline knowledge within and beyond the University.  Nominee accomplishments should reflect the broader dimensions of scholarship as outlined by Ernest Boyer: discovery, integration, application, and teaching.

Nomination materials are now being accepted via email to through Friday, March 27, 2015.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Graduate student completing all degree requirements in the fall 2014 semester, or be a candidate for the spring 2015 or summer 2015 semesters
  • Nomination form
  • Three letters of support from University and/or community individuals who are familiar with the scholarship activities of the nominee
  • CV/Resume


A university-wide committee will the select the winner who will be recognized at the spring 2015 Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 15th at 5:00 PM.  Please contact Colette Chelf with any questions.

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