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Graduate Student Leadership Award

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The Graduate Student Leadership Award celebrates graduate students who have engaged in outstanding service that has positively impacted the UIUC campus or wider communities. How that leadership has been demonstrated can vary widely. Read more about previous winner below:


The winner receives a $500 award. Awards to graduate students will be dispersed as professional development travel funds through the student’s university account. Awards may be subject to tax withholding.


Please contact the Graduate College at with any questions about the application process. If you require any disability-related accommodations to submit your application, please let us know through email.