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Student Awards

Award winner receives a hug

Celebrate the faculty, professional staff, students, alumni, and community members who have made significant contributions to Dornsife School of Public Health.

All are encouraged to nominate individuals and self-nominate for any of the awards. Please note that individuals may be nominated for multiple awards, but can only receive one award per year.

Awards are divided into two categories: Graduate Student Excellence Awards and Dornsife Awards.

Graduate Student Excellence Awards

The Graduate Student Excellence Awards recognize Drexel University's high performing graduate students and their commitment to the University's mission. Each year, awardees are recognized during Graduate Student Day and, in some cases, during their College/School commencement ceremony.

Deadline and Nomination Forms

Please review the award descriptions for further information of the required materials, evaluation criteria, the nomination process, and timeline.

One finalist for each category will be selected to move forward to the University level for consideration of the Graduate Student Excellence Awards, as applicable.

If you are interested in serving on the Dornsife Selection Committee for the Graduate Student Excellence Awards please contact Jim Stimpson.

Dornsife Awards

The Dornsife Awards celebrate the successes of students, faculty, and alumni. All are encouraged to nominate individuals and self-nominate for any of the awards. Please note that an individual may be nominated for multiple awards, but is limited to winning only one award per year.

Nominations

Nominations must be submitted by deadline of Friday, April 30, 2021 by 12:00PM EST.

2021 Dornsife Award Nomination Form

Mentor Recognition Award

Award Description

This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of a faculty, professional staff, student, or alumnus to the student body in the areas of mentorship, advisement, teaching, or other service to the School. A candidate who excels in mentoring is: committed to the individual growth of students empowers students to act as a facilitator of their own success provides thoughtful opportunities to connect to others and resources offers support to champion the confidence of students.

Nomination

Please provide a letter of no more than 200 words in length, describing the faculty, professional staff, student, or alumnus's contributions of mentorship by providing examples that highlight advising, teaching, or other service to DSPH.

Outstanding Promise Award

Award Description

This award recognizes students who have exhibited great promise for regional or national societal impact, and accordingly, for enhancing Drexel's reputation, now and in the future. This award is open to all students. A candidate who demonstrates outstanding promise has:

  • demonstrated originality, creativity, and significance of work
  • received external recognition
  • shown evidence of or potential for regional, national or societal impact and enhancing Drexel's reputation, now and in the future
  • demonstrated leadership and commitment to civic responsibility

Nomination

Please provide a letter of no more than 200 words in length, describing the graduate student's regional or national societal impact.

Golden Apple Teaching Award

Award Description

This award recognizes faculty for excellence in teaching. All full-time, tenure track, tenured, and teaching faculty are eligible. Innovation and a commitment to pedagogical excellence are the primary criteria by which the candidates will be judged. A candidate who excels in teaching: Guides and inspires students, and stimulates intellectual interest and enthusiasm, displays a spirit of scholarly inquiry, which leads to developing and strengthening course content in light of developments in the field, and improves methods of presenting material, including creative use of technology.

Please provide a letter of no more than 200 words in length, describing the faculty member’s excellence in teaching by providing examples that highlight innovation and a commitment to pedagogical excellence.

Junior Faculty Research Award

Award Description

The award recognizes a junior faculty member at the Assistant Professor rank (pre-tenure) with a primary appointment in the School of Public Health, in recognition of scholarly activity in the field of public health. Criteria for candidates who excel in research include: Publications/chapters/reports, internal/external funding, conference presentations, service as reviewer (journal, conference abstracts), and media coverage of research.

All faculty are eligible to be nominated by their department chair for consideration for this award. The chair’s nomination should consist of a letter of no more than two pages in length.