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As part of its mission and vision, the Mentoring Institute has created the Award for Excellence in Mentoring to recognize one student per academic year who promotes the dissemination of mentoring best-practices, fosters research in the field of mentoring, and serves as a role model in academic achievement.

Goal

This award honors students who consistently promote and actively engage in the many forms of mentorship. The award recognizes students who:

  • Provide intellectual leadership and model excellence in research/creative work in the mentoring field
  • Create a supportive environment for research and scholarship, assist in attaining mentorship goals, and facilitates the dissemination of mentoring best-practices with high standards of intellectual excellence, ethical conduct, and professional behavior
  • Take a leadership role in the preparation of proposals, organizing workshops or conferences, and preparing edited volumes for the dissemination of mentoring best-practices
  • Provide opportunities to network with faculty, staff and students through actively collaborating in the organization of networking events, workshops, and conferences
  • Serve as an advocate of mentoring.

Eligibility

  • To be eligible for nomination, the student must be a UNM student in good academic standing, with more than 120 credit hours completed at UNM and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Student nominee must be accepted to pursue a Master or Doctoral Degree at UNM
  • The nominator must be an active faculty, student or staff member at UNM with first hand knowledge of the mentorship activities of the student being nominated
  • The nomination must have at least one endorsement. Endorsements must be from current or previous faculty or colleagues with first hand knowledge of the mentorship activities of the student being nominated
  • The nomination must have a narrative statement (1500 words limit) and an endorsement statement (1500 words limit)
  • Abridged curriculum vitae for student nominee with a list of current and past mentorship activities
  • Academic transcript

Application Process

Nomination materials should be assembled in a one PDF file (multiple PDFs need to be combined a single PDF).  The nomination PDF should be submitted in an email to the Mentoring Institute at mentor@unm.edu no later than December 15, 2014.  This email should be titled: 2014 Mentoring Award Nomination Last name, First Name of student being nominated.

A complete nomination PDF should include (in this order)

  1. Nomination form completed by nominator, which must be signed by at least one endorser
  2. Narrative statement completed by the nominator (1,500 words limit) demonstrating how and why the nominee accomplishes the goals of this award
  3. At least one endorsement statement (1,500 words limit/endorser)
  4. Abridged curriculum vitae for student nominee with a list of current and past mentorship activities
  5. Click here for: Mentor Nomination Form

Selection Process and Criteria

The Director of the Mentoring Institute will review nominations. Awardees will be selected by the Vice President for Student Affairs based upon recommendation of the Mentoring Institute’s Director.

Award

The recipient of the Award for Mentoring Excellence will receive $1,500 for Spring Semester 2015 and $1,500 during Fall Semester 2015 to directly support tuition to pursue graduate studies at UNM. This award should exclusively be applied to cover tuition at UNM during the 2015 academic year.

 

Awardees will be notified by December 19, 2014.

For questions, please contact Nora Dominguez at noradg@unm.edu or (505) 277-1484.

Last Modified: Mar 21, 2016