Jesus Diaz Award
This award is given in memory of Jesus Vicente Diaz Ruiz to a graduate student in The Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese for exemplary achievement in the areas of service, teaching, and academics. The award is given in spring semester of each year. Criteria for selection includes participation in such departmental activities as lectures, committee/editorial service, and involvement in colloquia, as well as cumulative GPA and SRTE scores.
SIP Department Sparks Fellow Award (Fall and Spring)
This award is given to a graduate student each semester. It excuses the student from teaching responsibilities. Exceptional SRTE results and a 3.5 or higher GPA are determining factors to be considered for this award.