Award Opportunities

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

Excellence in Teaching Award

Sarah Beal, Department of Classics (A&S), PhD student

Mariam Elgafy, Department of Communication (A&S), MA student

College Awardees

  • A&S: Ellen Chew, German Studies, PhD
  • CAHS: Chitrali Mamlekar, Communication Sciences & Disorders, PhD
  • CCM: Jiao Sun, Piano Performance, DMA
  • CEAS: Divyang Soni, Civil Engineering, MS; TA for Department of Engineering Education
  • CEAS: Thinh Nguyen, Electrical Engineering, PhD
  • COM: Ellen (Ellie) Kolb Gagliani, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology, PhD 
  • DAAP: Jordan Sauer, Architecture, MArch
  • LCOB: Nathanael (Nate) Martin, Marketing, PhD

2020 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards, UC Nominee

Social Sciences category:
Alan V. Grigsby, Sociology, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences
Integration without Assimilation: Black Social Life in a Diverse Suburb

Albert C. Yates Fellowship for 2020-2021

Lionel Brown, Conducting-Wind Emphasis, MM, College-Conservatory of Music
Jordan Bryant, Communication Sciences and Disorders, MA, Allied Health Sciences
Stephanie Castelin, Psychology, PhD, Arts & Sciences
Harry Cecil, Conducting-Choral Emphasis, DMA, College-Conservatory of Music
Kayla Chisholm, Computer Science & Engineering, PhD, Engineering and Applied Science
Reinaldo Dos Santos, Biomedical Engineering, PhD, Engineering and Applied Science
Jaime Garza, Mathematical Sciences, PhD, Arts & Sciences
Joy Girgis, Public Administration, MPA, Arts & Sciences
Leticia Sofia Gonzalez, Neuroscience/Medical Science Scholars Interdisciplinary, PhD, Medicine 
Kaia Goodwin, Landscape Architecture, MLA, Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning 
Susanna Hancock, Composition, DMA, College-Conservatory of Music
Sakina Jarmon, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, MA, Arts & Sciences
Angelle Jones, Cancer and Cell Biology, PhD, Medicine 
Jonathan Liu, Political Science, PhD, Arts & Sciences
Janiah Miller, Public Administration, MPA, Arts & Sciences
Timothy Nixon, Jr., Cancer and Cell Biology, PhD, Medicine
Immaculeta Osuji, Molecular, Cellular & Biochemical Pharmacology, PhD, Medicine 
Sharon Parkins, Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine, PhD, Medicine 
Meranda Quijas, Neuroscience/Medical Science Scholars Interdisciplinary, PhD, Medicine 
Camila Rivera Torres, Architecture, MArch, Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning 
Samuel Salazar, Tuba, MM, College-Conservatory of Music
Christine Shi, Psychology, PhD, Arts & Sciences
Cassandra Stall, Communication Sciences and Disorders, MA, Allied Health Sciences
Tiffany Tucker, English & Comparative Literature, PhD, Arts & Sciences
Charles Vallez, Medical Scientist Training Program, MD/PhD, Medicine 
Gustavo Vega Ramirez, Architecture, MArch, Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning 

2020 Presidential Medal of Graduate Student Excellence

Crystal Whetstone, Political Science, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences

Provost Graduate Fellowship for 2020-2021

Nicholas Afadzi,  Architecture, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
Leila Chatti, English & Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Sciences
Kandace Webb, School Psychology, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services