Established in 2006, The Graduates of Earth and Mineral Sciences (GEMS) Diamond Award honors and recognizes outstanding all-around achievement by a graduating student who shows excellence and balance in academic achievement and volunteer involvement in both university and community activities during their time as a College of Earth and Mineral Sciences student.
Self-Nomination: Individuals will be responsible for completing the nomination form and submitting the 150-word personal statement. In addition, please provide one supporting letter concerning personal contributions of time, energy, initiative, character and/or other noteworthy items for consideration by the committee. If self-nominating, request a faculty, staff, or peer to provide a letter/statement on your behalf that they can upload separately using the section below.
Faculty/Staff/Peer Nomination: Individuals completing this form as a nomination of a deserving student, or on behalf of another individual will be responsible for drafting a personal statement (150 words or less) concerning the nominee’s informal or personal contributions of time, energy, initiative, character and/or other noteworthy items for consideration by the committee. In this case, a personal statement and a letter of support may be written by the same individual.
Recipients of this award will be selected by the Board Members of the Graduates of Earth and Mineral Sciences (GEMS) Alumni Constituent Society. To be eligible for the award, an undergraduate student must be scheduled to graduate during the current calendar year (January-December).
Submission deadline: February 15 annually