Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning

Graduate Student Mentor Award


The Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (LUROP), as part of the Center for Experiential Learning, and the Loyola Graduate School are pleased to honor outstanding graduate student mentors through the annual Graduate Student Mentor Award. This award is designed to recognize the work that Loyola's graduate students perform in mentoring undergraduate researchers, fostering their intellectual, ethical, and academic development.

Each year, LUROP will grant one $500 award, which will be announced at the reception and awards ceremony following the Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium, which will be held this year on Saturday, April 18th as part of Loyola’s Weekend of Excellence. The winner will be selected from a pool of nominations from current undergraduates and based on mentoring performed during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Award Details

  • Nominations can come from current undergraduate researchers only.
  • The award is open to graduate students who mentor undergraduates through the Research Mentoring Program, through their role in a research lab, or in any similar situation in which they offer regular mentorship to undergraduate researchers over a period of time.
  • A graduate student may not win the award more than once.
  • After an undergraduate submits a nomination, the graduate student mentor will be asked to submit a brief (2 page max.) reflection on their experience mentoring undergraduate researchers. Those who receive more than one nomination should submit only one statement.


  • Student nominations for 2019–2020 will be due by Monday, March 9th using the nomination form embedded below.
  • Graduate student nominee reflection statements are due by Monday, March 23rd. Nominated mentors will receive a request and directions for a statement after initial nominations are received.

 Nominations can be submitted here.