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Award Opportunities

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The Graduate School office sponsors awards, fellowships, scholarships and assistantships for deserving students.

In addition, the Graduate School offers the Excellence in Mentoring award to recognize an oustanding faculty member who has provided superior guidance to graduate students. 

Additionally, many public and private organizations provide fellowships and scholarships for graduate students. Please see the Fulbright fellowship page, the Nationally Competitive Awards page and the NSF GRFP page for more information.

Recent Graduate Student Award Winners

UC Nominee Wins Regional MAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Master's Thesis Award

Saul Meyerson-Knox, MM Classical Guitar Performance and Music History
“African Blues”: The Sound and History of a Transatlantic Discourse 

2016 Graduate Student Expo & Poster Forum Award Winners

Winners from the 2016 Expo and Poster Forum.

Dr. Yonatan Eyal, Toritseju Omaghomi (Three Minute Thesis), Masoud Kaveh Baghbadorani (Poster Forum), Dr. Margaret Hanson and Christine Kern (Fine Arts Gallery).

Three Minute Thesis Competition

  • Toritseju Omaghomi, Environmental Engineering, PhD

Master of Fine Arts Gallery

  • Christine Kern, Fine Arts, MFA

Poster Forum

  • Kyle Cox, Educational Studies, PhD  
  • Joshua Eby, Physics, PhD
  • Will Garde, Environmental Engineering, MS
  • Masoud Kaveh Baghbadorani, Physics, PhD
  • Casey Keck, Communication Sciences and Disorders, PhD
  • Alisa Strauss, Design, MDes

2016 Graduate School Dean's Fellowship Recipients

The Graduate School Dean's Fellowship awards up to eight fellowships annually to doctoral students in the final year of degree work to support superior scholarship that enhances the reputation of their program, department and the University of Cincinnati. Each award includes a $20,000 fellowship and a full one-year tuition scholarship.

Alexandre Bádue, Division of Composition, Musicology, and Theory, College-Conservatory of Music
Nina Bertaux-Skeirik, Systems Biology and Physiology Graduate Program, College of Medicine
Joshua Eby, Department of Physics, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
Siva Nagi Reddy Inturi, Department of Biomedical, Chemical, and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science
Mark Mitchell, Department of Biological Sciences, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
Valentina Petrolini, Department of Philosophy, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
Ruth Pogacar, Business Administration PhD Program, Carl H. Lindner College of Business
Song Shu, Department of Geography, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

2016 Excellence in Teaching Award

Megan Lamkin, Biological Sciences (A&S) doctoral student

Maurice Todd, Double Bass (CCM) master’s student

College Awardees
  • A&S: Heather Hopgood, Chemistry, PhD student
  • A&S: Sarah Jernigan, Communication, MA student
  • Business: Jaclyn Perrmann, Business Administration, PhD student
  • CAHS: Sarah Hamilton, Communication Sciences & Disorders, PhD student
  • CCM: Erik Paffett, Musicology, PhD student
  • CEAS: Jacob Stegman, Biomedical Engineering, PhD student
  • CECH: Angelica Hardee, Health Education, PhD student
  • DAAP: Kelly Cave, Fine Arts-Sculpture, MFA student

UC Nominees for the 2015 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Scott Hales, English and Comparative Literature, PhD
Of Many Hearts and Many Minds: The Mormon Novel and the Post-Utopian Challenge of Assimilation
Humanities/Fine Arts category

Kyle McCracken, Molecular and Developmental Biology, PhD
Mechanisms of Endoderm Patterning and Directed Differentiation of Human Stem Cells into Foregut Tissues
Biological and Life Sciences category

2015-16 Yates Scholars Program Recipients

Scholars College Program Degree
Shaonta Allen
Arts & Sciences Sociology PhD
Josue Campos Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Design MDes
Maria Castro-Reece Arts & Sciences Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies MA
Hannah Christ Arts & Sciences Anthropology MA
Brittany Green Lindner College of Business Business Administration PhD
Jalisa Harris Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Community Planning MCP
Jillian Nicholson-Dicks College-Conservatory of Music Conducting, Choral Emphasis DMA
Hannah Ortega Allied Health Sciences Communication Sciences and Disorders PhD
Lianna Ortiz-Trankina Arts & Sciences Chemistry PhD
Lillian Rigoli Arts & Sciences Psychology PhD