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W. LaMarr Kopp Graduate Student International Achievement Award

Faculty, Staff, Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Deadline: December 1

This award is granted in recognition of contributions to the advancement of the international mission of the University in four categories: Faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students. Undergraduate and graduate students must have been enrolled full-time for two consecutive semesters to be eligible.

"International achievement" shall be broadly construed to include, but not be limited to, the display of excellence in:

  • Research with a significant international component;
  • Participation in international programs and/or field projects;
  • Teaching with significant international content;
  • Leadership in improving relations among peoples from different regions of the world;
  • Service to the international community.

The Awards Selection Committee is appointed by Penn State International Programs, and includes one faculty member, one graduate student, one undergraduate student, and one staff member, traditionally the winners from the previous year.

The committee must receive a completed application/nomination form, a statement of the candidate's qualifications, and two letters of recommendation from faculty, staff, students, or alumni other than the applicant or nominator.

The award consists of a plaque and a stipend of $1,000 in each category; awards will be presented at the annual Spring semester awards convocation for faculty/staff and students.

Information and applications for the award are available in early fall each year at the website: https://global.psu.edu/.


Janet Haner
University Office of International Programs
410 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-0771
Email: jah3@psu.edu