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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 submitted by the deadline will be distributed to the Dornsife Selection Committee. For this year’s Dornsife Awards deadlines, or to volunteer for the Dornsife Selection Committee, please keep an eye out for an email from Student Affairs.

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.

Public Health Practice Award for Students

Award description

This award recognizes students who have demonstrated through either research or scholarship a commitment to the practice of public health and the improvement of health. The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) has defined public health practice as "the strategic, organized, and interdisciplinary application of knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to perform essential public health services and other activities to improve the population's health." Distinct from service, public health practice is the application of public health scholarship, knowledge and skills to practice settings through collaboration with government entities, policy makers, community and advocacy organizations, non-governmental organizations, and health care delivery systems.

Nomination

Please provide a letter of no more than 200 words in length, describing the student's commitment to the practice of public health and the improvement of health.