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Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Membership

Membership into the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society is by nomination only. All student nominees must be ABD (i.e., completed qualifying exam, orals, qualifying papers or equivalent) and submit all materials listed below. Faculty, Alumni and Lifetime/Honorary members are invited to join the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. Nomination criteria for students and post-doctoral fellows:

  • Three letters of recommendation to the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society must be submitted from each of the following:
    • The nominee's dissertation advisor
    • A graduate faculty member invested in the nominee's research
    • A faculty member, dean or director at the nominee's institution
  • A nomination evaluation form from each of three recommenders above (indicating strengths of nominee as regards to the five thrusts of the Honor Society);
  • Transcripts from all graduate and professional schools attended;
  • A current curriculum vitae;
  • Scholarly writing sample;
  • A personal statement capturing how the nominee embodies the characteristics of Dr. Bouchet as expressed through the five thrusts and the mission of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. Additionally, the candidate should address their anticipated contributions to the Society (2 - 3 pages).

Selection Process and Timeline

  • Upon receipt of completed application materials for nominees, the Membership Selection Committee will review all applications.
  • An interview process for finalists will be conducted by faculty and administrator members of the Membership Selection Committee.
  • The Membership Selection Committee will then provide a recommendation of inductees for consideration to the National Steering Committee.
  • The National Steering Committee reviews all nominated applications submitted from chapter institutions and reserves the right to approve or decline membership into the Bouchet Society.
  • Application information and materials will be made available in Fall quarter.
  • Deadline for receipt of nomination letters and application materials will be in early Winter quarter.