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

2019 Graduate Assistant Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients

Caitlin Doyle, English and Creative Writing (A&S), PhD student
M. Hadassah Ward, Communication (A&S), MA student

College Awardees

  • Carl H. Lindner College of Business: Changyu Yang, Finance, PhD
  • College-Conservatory of Music: Felipe Morales-Torres, Music Education, MM
  • College-Conservatory of Music: Fabio Menchetti, Piano Performance, DMA
  • College of Allied Health Sciences: Chitrali Mamlekar, Communication Sciences and Disorders, PhD
  • College of Arts and Sciences: Ben Merritt, Biological Sciences, PhD
  • College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning: Paige Fruechtnicht, Fine Arts-Art, MFA
  • College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services: Naomi Matley, Health Education, MS
  • College of Engineering and Applied Science: Gaurav Patil, Mechanical Engineering, PhD
  • College of Medicine: Kaitlin Hart, Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Pharmacology, PhD

2018-19 MAGS Distinguished Thesis Award

Vishnu Sriram, Chemical Engineering, MS
Study of Reaction Kinetics for Elemental Mercury Vapor Oxidation for Mercury Emission Control
Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering category

Andrew McGrath, Anthropology, MA
Beyond Plasticity: Cochlear Implants, Family Objects, and Quasi-Neuronal Lives
Social Sciences category

2018 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards

Joshua Eby, Physics, PhD
Phenomenology and Astrophysics of Gravitationally-Bound Condensates of Axion-Like Particles
Mathematics/Physical Sciences/Engineering category

Marcia Gail Headley, Educational Studies, PhD
What is Symbolic Mathematics Language Literacy? A Multilevel Mixed Methods Study of Adolescents in a Middle School
Social Sciences category

2018 Albert C. Yates Fellowship Program

Inductees for the 2018-2019 Academic Year
Fellows College Program Degree
Omari Abdul-Alim College-Conservatory of Music
Violin MM
Alicia Bedolla Medicine
Neuroscience/Medical Science Scholars Interdisciplinary PhD
Blake Bell Business Applied Economics MS
Evan Brooks Medicine
Molecular & Developmental Biology PhD
Leland Brown  Education, Criminal Justice, and Health Services  Sport Administration  MS 
Diamond Crowder Arts & Sciences
History PhD
Audrey Crowther Medicine
Immunology PhD
Brittany Duncan  Medicine  Molecular, Cellular & Biochemical Pharmacology  PhD 
Jenny Ham  Arts & Sciences  Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies  MA 
Austin Hattori Arts & Sciences
Classics MA
Kelly Hollins  Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning  Landscape Architecture  MLA 
Melvin-Eddy Ikwubuo Engineering and Applied Science Aerospace Engineering PhD
Riley Jessen Business Applied Economics MS
Yalie Kamara Arts & Sciences
English & Comparative Literature PhD
Marco Leon  Allied Health Sciences  Communication Sciences and Disorders  MA 
Lisa Low Arts & Sciences
English & Comparative Literature PhD
Clair Nguyen College-Conservatory of Music
Theory PhD
Mark Ornelas Arts & Sciences
Philosophy PhD
Alyssa Sterling  Pharmacy  Pharmaceutical Sciences/Biopharmaceutics  PhD 
Nury Stevens Arts & Sciences
Romance Languages & Literatures PhD
Anthony Stone Arts & Sciences
Sociology PhD
Yi Ting "Jenny" Sung Arts & Sciences
Biological Sciences PhD
Kierra Toney Arts & Sciences
Sociology PhD
Natalie Villacorta Arts & Sciences
English & Comparative Literature PhD
Christine Wong Arts & Sciences
Classics PhD

2018 Provost Graduate Fellowship

  • Maralyn Doering, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Afsheen Farhadi, Department of English & Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Meagan Scott, School Psychology Graduate Program, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services