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Dr. & Mrs. John Thomas Creighton Endowed Memorial Award

Guidelines for Application

Dr. John Thomas Creighton

Dr. Creighton attended Clemson in the 1920s, before moving on to the University of Florida, where he ultimately spent his career. The award was a bequest from Mrs. Creighton to provide funding for Entomology graduate students.

This award is designated for an outstanding Entomology PhD student to be compensated for teaching a laboratory section(s) of an Entomology course of his or her choosing, with approval of the instructor of record, during the academic year following receipt of the award. Second preference is an outstanding MS Entomology Graduate Student. The award is up to $4,000 given annually depending on availability of funding.

Terms of the Award:

  • Awarded on a competitive basis to students enrolled in the Entomology Graduate Program
  • Non-renewable; Previous recipients are not eligible.
  • Teaching requirement must be fulfilled within the academic year following award selection
  • Course selection will be based on mutual agreement between the faculty member of record and the graduate student, with commitments made prior to the beginning of the academic year. The teaching commitment must be in keeping with the established Entomology Graduate Student Requirements.
  • Students currently on an assistantship will receive fellowship funding as a supplement to their current rate of pay, not as a replacement
  • Recipients are asked to send a note of thanks to the Creighton family upon notification of funding
  • Awards are administered by the Graduate Student Awards Committee 

Submission Requirements

To be considered for an award, interested, enrolled Entomology graduate students should submit the following items in a single, electronic file by the deadline:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Graduate transcripts, unofficial are acceptable
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Cover letter including which course you would TA
  • Letter from Professor for whom you would teach acknowledging agreement with your choice
  • Up-to-date Entomology Graduate Program Checklist – no funding will be granted to a student who has not met the deadlines for their degree program.