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.
Many public and private organizations also provide fellowships and scholarships for graduate students. Please visit the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards for assistance in finding and applying to competitive awards.
Recent Graduate Student Award Winners
2017 Presidential Medal of Graduate Student Excellence
The PMGSE is a prestigious honor awarded by the university president to exceptional graduate students who best exemplify scholarship, leadership, character, service and the ideals of the University of Cincinnati.
Kendra Leahy Denlinger, Chemistry, PhD
Jessica Ross, Neuroscience, PhD
Sid Thatham, Chemical Engineering, MEng and Business Administration, MBA
2017 Graduate Student Expo Winners
Fine Arts Gallery
- Carolyn Wagner , Fine Arts, MFA
- Shima Dalirirad, Physics, PhD
- Joshua Eby, Physics, PhD
- Hedieh Hashemi Hosseinabad, Communication Sciences and Disorders, PhD
- Rajeswari Jayavaradhan, Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine, PhD
- Emily Jennings, Biological Sciences, PhD
- Todd Lingren, Biomedical Informatics, PhD
- Samantha Marita, Educational Studies, PhD
- Eugenia Mazur and María Carmen Hernández, Romance Languages & Literatures, PhD
- Daniel Peat, Business Administration, PhD
- Mohammad Sadegh Riasi, Environmental Engineering, PhD
Three Minute Thesis Competition
- First Place—Sarah Schwab, Physical Therapy, DPT
- Second Place—Angelica Hardee, Health Promotion and Education, PhD
- Third Place—Shraddha Barawkar, Mechanical Engineering, MS
2017 Graduate School Dean's Fellowship Recipients
The Graduate School Dean's Fellowship awards up to six 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.
Stephanie Alcantar, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
Ian Bruzas, Department of Chemistry, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
Michael Kennedy, Division of Composition, Musicology, and Theory, College-Conservatory of Music
Kathleen Kidder, Department of Classics, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
Sammie Marita, Educational Studies Program, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services
Anwar Mhajne, Department of Political Science, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
2017 Excellence in Teaching Award
Ruth Pogacar, Business Administration (LCOB) PhD student
- CAHS: Chelsea Blankenship, Communication Sciences & Disorders, PhD student
- CCM: Alyssa Mehnert, Musicology, PhD student
- CECH: Danika McLeod, Criminal Justice, PhD student
- Pharmacy: Salwa Ragab, Pharmaceutical Sciences/Biopharmaceutics, PhD student