Graduate School Public Service Awards - Nominations

DEADLINE: Nominations are due by April 1, 2019 at 5pm.

DESCRIPTION OF AWARDS: There are three Public Service Awards: the Public Scholar Award, the Disciplinary Outreach Award and the Community Service Award. 
 
Public Scholar award recognizes research conducted by a Yale graduate student that aids and engages the world at large through activism and public involvement.

Disciplinary Outreach award honors a graduate student who uses their specific knowledge of their field of study in a related volunteer or community service program.

Community Service award honors a graduate student's volunteer work of any type within the local New Haven area community while enrolled at Yale.
Research Prize: 1 winner will be selected for each student service prize category. Each prize will confer an award citation and a $1000.
 
Eligibility: Nominees must be currently registered students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. In general, we expect that individuals will be nominated. In special cases, we will consider a team of 2-3 GSAS students who have worked together on a public service program and who share equally in the work. In such cases, if selected, the $1,000 prize would be shared.

About the Student Nominee

The nominee is *

Public Service Award Nomination

If nominating for the Public Scholar Award
Please upload a statement addressing the following questions where applicable; self-nominees may answer in the first person ("I researched..."):

1) What are the thesis and goals of the nominee's academic research?
2) How does the nominee's research benefit society at large?
3) How does the nominee make an effort to connect his or her work to the "real world" and/or to make it accessible or useful beyond the academy?
4)  Compared to other students studying similar topics, what distinguishes this nominee as a Public Scholar?

If nominating for the Disciplinary Outreach Service Award
Please upload a statement addressing the following questions where applicable; self-nominees may answer in the first person ("I volunteered..."):

1) What are the thesis and goals of the nominee's academic research?
2) What are the goals, major accomplishments and initiatives of the nominee's disciplinary outreach endeavors? 
3) How has this effort impacted the local community? 
4) Compared to other students who volunteer, what distinguishes the nominee as remarkable?

If nominating for the Community Service Award
Please upload a statement addressing the following questions where applicable; self-nominations may answer in the first person ("I volunteered..."):

1) What are the goals and major accomplishments of the nominee's community service endeavors?
2) What are the specific initiatives, leadership, or creativity that the nominee has demonstrated in community service that sets him or her apart?
3) What has been the impact of the nominee's community service?
4) Compared to other students who volunteer, what distinguishes the nominee as remarkable?

NOTE: If you are nominating a student but not yourself, we will contact the nominee to request s/he to provide a statement of the service involvement as relevant to this award.

About the Nominator

Thank you for your nomination. The selection committee will be comprised of Yale GSAS students, faculty, and staff.  Awardees will be notified in May. 
If you have questions, you can email Jennifer.Mendelsohn@yale.edu.