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 for Graduate Assistants, 2019-20

Smruti Deoghare, Biomedical Informatics (MED), PhD student

Jana Hockersmith, Communication (A&S), MA student

College Awardees

  • A&S: Crystal Whetstone, Political Science, PhD
  • CEAS: Madhav Lolla, Computer Science, PhD
  • DAAP: May Khalife, Architecture, PhD
  • LCOB: Xin Li, Business Administration (Finance), PhD

MAGS Distinguished Thesis Award, 2019-20 UC Nominee

CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards, 2019 UC Nominees

Biological Sciences

Courtney Sullivan, Neuroscience, PhD
Bioenergetic Abnormalities in Schizophrenia

Humanities/Fine Arts

Maria Eugenia Achurra G., Architecture, PhD
An Exceptionalist Spectacle: Federal Architecture After the 1898 Spanish-American War

2019 Presidential Medal of Graduate Student Excellence

Caitlin Doyle, English & Comparative Literature (Creative Writing, Poetry), PhD

Courtney Giannini, Medical Scientist Training Program (Environmental Health, Epidemiology), MD/PhD