Region IV-East Graduate Student Rising Star

Region IV-E Graduate
Application Deadline: September 25, 2020 | Award Type: regional

This award is presented to a student pursuing a masters or doctoral degree related to student affairs at a college or university within each state of Region IV-East.  The awards committee may choose to present this award to both a masters and doctoral student. Each state/province within Region IV-East will have a recipient for the Graduate Student Rising Star award.

Winners will be notified in October and the presentation of the awards will be in a virtual format in October/November.

In addition to the regional recognition that accompanies this award, the recipient will also be considered for the National NASPA Graduate Student Rising Star.


  • Demonstrated excellence in the classroom
  • Intent of pursuing a career in student affairs
  • Leadership and innovation in their assistantship/internship/cooperative experience
  • Preference is given to candidates whose assistantship/internship/cooperative experience is within a Student Affairs division.
  • Potential for significant contributions to the student affairs profession



Colette M. Masterson, Ph.D., Awards & Exemplary Programs Chair 


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Region IV-E