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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. 

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 Excellence in Teaching Award

Ruth Pogacar.

2017 Excellence in Teaching recipient Ruth Pogacar

Ruth Pogacar, Business Administration (LCOB) PhD student

College Awardees
  • 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

2016 MAGS Distinguished Thesis UC Nominees

Mohammadreza Radmanesh, Mechanical Engineering, MS
UAV Traffic Management for National Airspace Integration 
Physical Sciences and Engineering category

Eliza M. Weitbrecht, Psychology, MA
Investigating the “Hook Ups” of Emerging Adult College Students: Motivations, Expectations, and Ideal Outcomes Associated with Hooking Up
Social Sciences category

2016 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation UC Nominees

David Barrera, Mathematical Sciences, PhD
Quenched Asymptotics for the Discrete Fourier Transforms of a Stationary Process 
Mathematics/Physical Sciences/Engineering category

Ciera Graham, Sociology, PhD 
Black Spaces at White Institutions: How do Black Students Perceive and Utilize Black Student Organizations at Rural and Urban Predominately White Campuses? 
Social Sciences category

2016-17 Yates Fellowship Program Recipients

Fellows College Program Degree
Patricia Ablordeppey Medicine Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine PhD
Beatriz Avila Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Planning MCP
Carlos B. Brown College-Conservatory of Music Conducting, Choral Emphasis DMA
Leah Butler Education, Criminal Justice, and Health Services Criminal Justice PhD
Gabriella Camacho Allied Health Sciences Physical Therapy DPT
Tiffanie Clark Arts & Sciences Romance Languages and Literatures PhD
Xenia Davis Medicine Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Pharmacology PhD
Christine Jesusa Ramos Dimaculangan Nursing Nursing Research PhD
Maya Donaldson Allied Health Sciences Communication Sciences and Disorders MA
Martha Dua-Awereh Medicine Systems Biology and Physiology PhD
Jacob Enriquez Medicine Molecular & Developmental Biology PhD
Michael Golden Jr.  Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Planning MCP
Vishnu Gomez Arts & Sciences Biological Sciences MS
Bernard Grant Arts & Sciences English & Comparative Literature PhD
Paige Greenwood Medicine Neuroscience PhD
Michael Hayden College-Conservatory of Music Music Theory MM
Stephanie Ibemere Nursing Nursing Research PhD
Staci Jones Arts & Sciences Communication MA
Donald Lee III College-Conservatory of Music Keyboard Studies (Piano) MM
Cami Mosley Arts & Sciences Psychology PhD
Erica Page Arts & Sciences Psychology PhD
Jennifer Patritti Cram Medicine Neuroscience PhD
Gabrielle Simmons Arts & Sciences Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies MA
Edward Vaughn Arts & Sciences Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies MA
Trinity Walls Arts & Sciences Biological Sciences MS


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

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