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Graduate Awards

Graduate Student Research Accomplishment Award. This achievement is awarded annually to a Graduate Student based on an outstanding research record as indicated by published results and by presentations at regional, national, and international meetings. The recipient of the award is determined by vote of the faculty.

Jack L. Coombs Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. This award was established to recognize graduate student TAs whose performance in the last academic year was truly exceptional. In addition to an individual award, other TAs may be recognized for good performance. The recipient of the award is determined by vote of the faculty.

M. Thomas Jones Memorial Fellowship. This fellowship is given each semester for the outstanding seminar presented by a Doctoral Student. This fellowship is determined by the vote of the graduate students only, who should be reminded of the importance of performing this assignment responsibly and honestly.

Outstanding Masters Student Award. This award recognizes an outstanding performance by a current part-time Masters Student in good standing who has fulfilled all deficiencies, completed 18 credit hours of coursework, and has enrolled for at least one course in the current academic year. The recipient of the award is determined by vote of the faculty.

Rudolph E. K. Winter Graduate Scholarship. The scholarship will provide one or more stipend supplements for worthy incoming PhD students, as determined by a decision of the appropriate chemistry faculty committee. Preference will be given to students majoring in some aspect of organic chemistry and the award may be renewable for one year if the recipient remains in good academic standing.

Ceil DeGutis Award for Research Excellence. The award will be given annually to a senior graduate student (typically a fourth or fifth year graduate student) enrolled in one of UMSL's graduate programs in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, who have made a significant research contribution to his or her field.