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Graduate Student Excellence Awards

The Graduate College is pleased to recognize outstanding service, research, potential impact, and teaching through its Graduate Student Excellence Awards.

These awards recognize Drexel's high performing graduate students and their commitment to the university's mission. Students will be recognized at Graduate Student Day as well as at the relevant Commencement ceremonies.

Complete nomination packets, including all the required materials, must be submitted as a single PDF via the Drexel Funding Portal by the College/School Associate Deans for Graduate Studies or their designees.

Outstanding Civic Engagement Award

Reflecting President Fry's commitment for Drexel to become “the most civically engaged university in the United States,” the Outstanding Civic Engagement Awards are presented to graduate students with exemplary records of participation and leadership in civic engagement and community service.


Outstanding Dissertation Award

The Outstanding Dissertation Award is presented to doctoral students who have written original, innovative dissertations that reflect great research and have or are likely to be disseminated widely, having significant impact on the field and society.


Outstanding Promise Award

The Award for Outstanding Promise is presented to graduate students who have exhibited great promise for regional, national or societal impact, and accordingly, for enhancing Drexel's reputation, now and in the future.


Research Excellence Award

The Research Excellence Award is presented to graduate students who have completed outstanding research, scholarship and/or creativity during their career at Drexel.


Teaching Assistant Excellence Awards

The Teaching Assistant Excellence Awards are presented to graduate students who serve as teaching assistants and who exhibit exemplary commitment to student learning, reflective teaching practices, leadership and a commitment to professional growth as a teacher.