Graduate Student Make a Difference Award

The Association's Make a Difference Award is a peer to peer award that recognizes outstanding graduate students who make a difference in the lives of others at Western Michigan University. This year, the event will take place on Friday, April 5 in the Delta Hotels by Marriott Kalamazoo Conference Center located at 2747 S 11th St. Red carpet photos start at 6:30 p.m.

Follow this link to nominate a graduate student: Nominate.

Follow this link to register for the ceremony: Register.

Spring 3MT Competition

The Graduate Student Association is accepting applications for the spring 2019 3 Minutes Thesis Competition! An 80,000-word thesis would take nine hours to present…you get three minutes and one PowerPoint slide! Interested in presenting your research, thesis, or dissertation? Want to compete for one of four scholarship prizes $500, $300, $200, or $100? Submit an application by going to the 3MT Application Form. For more info email Not presenting? Come to watch and cheer on your peers! We will have food, a raffle, prizes, and entertainment. 

  • Applications are due by Feb. 15
  • The event will take place on Feb. 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in rooms 208-209 Bernhard Center