Centennial Achievement Graduate Student Award


In the fall of 1987, the Division of Student Affairs and the Graduate College inaugurated the Centennial Achievement Graduate Student Award to be presented at the December Commencement.

This award is presented to four students who are working on an advanced degree program in the Graduate College during the current academic year. The award will be presented to two students at the Master's level and two students at the Doctoral level.

The primary purpose for these awards is to recognize outstanding achievement and contributions by Graduate College students and to provide financial assistance and recognition to encourage these students to complete their Graduate studies. The award consists of $500 cash and an engraved plaque.

Funding Source

University of Arizona Division of Student Affairs and the Graduate College

How to Apply

  1. Recipients are required to have completed at least 18 units of Graduate College credit in a degree program at the specified level at The University of Arizona.
  2. Recipients are required to be citizens of the United States of America. Preference is given to students who are the first in their family working toward an advanced degree and/or students who have overcome significant obstacles reaching their educational goals.
  3. Consideration will be given to: (1) academic achievement (i.e. scholarships, fellowships, honors); (2) scholarly achievements (i.e. conference papers, research grants, publications); (3) community/campus service (i.e., leadership positions); (4) professional affiliations; and (5) experience in the workplace or university.
  4. Previous recipients are not eligible.


Early September

Award amounts & Award process

Nomination forms can be found online here.