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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 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

UC Student Wins 2014-15 MAGS Distinguished Thesis Award

Gavin A. D Souza, a master's student in mechanical engineering, was named the winner of the MAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Masters Thesis Award (physical sciences and engineering category) for his thesis, Influence of Serial Coronary Stenoses on Diagnostic Parameters: An In-vitro Study with Numerical Validation.

2015 Graduate Student Expo & Poster Forum Award Winners

Winners from the 2015 Poster Forum.

Kathryn Ball (Fine Arts Gallery), Jerusha Clark (Life Sciences & Medicine), Dr. Margaret Hanson, Mohammed Shaheen (Physical Sciences & Engineering), and Eva Lutz (Arts & Humanities).

  • Kathryn Ball, Fine Arts, MFA
  • Arundhoti Chakraborty, Chemistry, PhD
  • Jerusha Clark, Health Services Management, MPH
  • Amy Donnellan, Nursing Practice, DNP
  • Mitchell Jones, Counselor Education EdD
  • Eva Lutz, Design, MDes
  • Patrick Malsom, Physics, PhD
  • Sue Schlembach, Educational Studies PhD
  • Mohammed Shaheen, Aerospace Engineering, PhD
  • Elham Torabi, Business Administration PhD
  • Annette Volk, Mechanical Engineering, PhD

2015 Graduate School Dean's Fellowship

The Graduate School Dean's Fellowship awards up to five 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.

Elizabeth Brown, Department of Biological Sciences, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
Adam Shoaff, Division of Composition, Musicology, and Theory, College-Conservatory of Music
Matt Vrazo, Department of Geology, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
Ryan Walker, Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology, College of Medicine
Shujie Wang, Department of Geography, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

2015 Excellence in Teaching Award

Vanessa Plumly, German Studies (A&S) doctoral student

Kyle Borkowski, Romance Languages and Literatures (A&S) master's student

College Awardees
  • A&S: Janine Morris, English and Comparative Literature, PhD student
  • Business: Ashley Otto, Marketing, PhD student
  • CAHS: Sarah Hamilton, CSD, PhD student
  • CCM: Will Ayers, Music Theory, PhD student
  • CCM: Ainsley Holz, Music Education, MM student
  • CEAS: Vignesh Subbian, Computer Science and Engineering, PhD student 
  • CECH: Angelica Hardee, Health Education, PhD student 

UC Nominee for the 2014-15 MAGS Distinguished Thesis Award

Gavin A. D Souza, MS Mechanical Engineering
Influence of Serial Coronary Stenoses on Diagnostic Parameters: An In-vitro Study with Numerical Validation

Ainsley E. Lambert, MA Sociology
Applying & Deciding: Students' Perceptions of the Role of Parents and Schools in the College Enrollment Process