Winifred O. Stone Graduate Student Award

This fund was established to honor the life of Dr. Winifred O. Stone, associate professor emeritus of ethnic studies and former associate dean of the Graduate College at Bowling Green State University.  Dr. Stone’s outstanding tenure at Bowling Green State University established him as an academic visionary, humanitarian and dedicated university citizen committed to attaining excellence and equity in graduate education.  This fund recognizes Dr. Stone’s successes and all the lives he’s touched in nearly a quarter of a century.  Dr. Stone has united many people in the pursuit of intellectual growth and excellence at BGSU.

Dr. Stone made significant contributions to many programs and initiatives at BGSU.  Among those programs and initiatives are the Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship Program, the Department of Ethnic Studies, the cultural diversity requirement for undergraduates, the University’s recruitment efforts of the best and brightest graduate students, and many others.

Those who are eligible to receive the Winifred O. Stone Graduate Student Development fund will demonstrate:

  1. Superior academic achievement
  2. An extra-ordinary level of artistic achievement (including musical creations);
  3. Outstanding leadership in the academic community;
  4. Exceptional writing skills (determined by an essay, research paper, thesis, or dissertation project); and
  5. Faculty commitment and support (determined by two letters of recommendation from faculty persons).

The Winifred O. Stone Graduate Student Development Fund will support the following areas:

I.   Graduate College

The Winifred O. Stone Graduate Student Development Fund should be used for the support of students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Recipients must be graduate students who have been involved with Multicultural Initiatives for Graduate Student Success (MIGSS) and enrolled at BGSU for at least one semester.
  2. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or immigrants with permanent residence status.
  3. Recipients must be in good academic standing and be registered as full-time students.

The Office of Access, Diversity and Inclusion programs/MIGSS will recommend the names of three award nominees to the Dean of the Graduate College. The Dean of the Graduate College will select the award recipient.

II.  International Programs and Partnerships

The Winifred O. Stone Graduate Student Development Fund should be used for the support of students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Recipients must be international graduate students who have been enrolled at BGSU for at least one semester.
  2. Recipients must be in good academic standing and be registered as full-time students.

The Executive Director of International Programs and Partnerships will recommend the names of three award nominees to the Dean of the Graduate College. The Dean of the Graduate College will select the award recipient.

III.  College of Musical Arts

The Winifred O. Stone Graduate Student Development Fund should be used for the support of students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Recipients are expanding their musical training through their participation in events such as: auditions, study aborad, etc.
  2. Recipients must be in good academic standing and be registered as full-time students

The Dean of the College of Musical Arts in conjunction with the Pro Musica Board will submit thenames of three award nominees to the Dean of the Graduate College. The Dean of the Graduate College will select the award recipient.

Designation of the Awards:

Awards may be used for scholarships, conference attendance, research or other educational related expenses.  If awards are made for scholarships, awards are to be deposited in the recipient’s bursar account and may be used for tuition, room and board or Falcon Outfitters expenditures.

If support from this fund is to cover other educational expenses or expenses associated with unexpected events, a check will be issued to the student in the amount determined by either the Graduate College or the Center for International Programs.

Selection Process:

The Dean of the Graduate College is the administrator of this award and will make the final determination of the recipients from the list of nominees.

Timeline:

January 17, 2022: The Dean of the Graduate College will issue calls for nominations from The Office of Access, Diversity and Inclusion programs/MIGSS, International Programs and Partnerships (IPP) and the College of Musical Arts (CMA).

February 18, 2022: Deadline for nominations.

February 25, 2022: Student nominees are notified of their nomination and asked toprovide two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty on their behalf.

March 15, 2022: Deadline for two (2) letters of recommendation. Faculty recommenders should submit them as an email attachment to:

Jonathan Chambers

Acting Associate Dean

Graduate College

110 McFall Center

Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

419.372.9618 (O)

419.372.8569 (Fax)

jonathc@bgsu.edu

Around April 1, 2022: One award recipient in each area will be determined by the Graduate Dean (in consultation with Dr. Winifred O. Stone).  The award recipients will be notified, and the other nominees will be congratulated and thanked for their participation.The College of Musical Arts, International Student Services Office, and MIGSS Program will recognize the award recipeints and present the awards during the Shanklin Awards Ceremony.