School of Graduate Studies Distinguished Scholarly Achievement Award

The Distinguished Scholarly Achievement Award is the School of Graduate Studies’ most prestigious honor. Awarded to a student who demonstrates the highest possible level of academic excellence and achievement, this award celebrates extraordinary scholarship and research.
Award Criteria
  • Extraordinary achievements in academic coursework, research, and scholarship
  • Significance of research to a given field of study
  • Track record of academic and professional excellence 
Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must have received a doctoral degree or have a PhD defense date scheduled between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.
The winner of the Distinguished Scholarly Achievement Award will receive $1000 and a special commemorative plaque at our annual Awards Ceremony.
Applications may be submitted for more than one SGS academic/merit award. However, applicants may only receive one award total.
Application deadlines and procedures will be announced in January 2018.