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Selection Process:

Fall nominations for Valedictorian are now open.

The deadline to submit an application is Monday, September 26, 2022 by 8:00AM to McMaster’s Graduate Studies Awardforce portal

Valedictorian applications are an excellent opportunity for graduating (undergraduate or graduate) students to nominate a fellow graduating student who best represents the student community at McMaster University. Valedictorians will demonstrate high leadership and communication skills. In addition, and pursuant to the selection policy, applications will be evaluated on such factors as personal achievement and community outreach. Valedictorians will deliver their speech (no longer than two minutes) to the convocation in which they graduate. Attendees will include graduating students, faculty, honoured guests, family, and friends.

The Fall Valedictorian is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. The application process must be completed through the Awardforce portal through McMaster Graduate Studies. More details on the role of valedictorian and nomination package requirements are available here.