University Graduate Awards 2023

Extended Deadline: February 28, 2023 for nominations

March 3, 2023 for portfolio submissions

The  Outstanding Graduate Student Awards  are presented annually by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Chancellor to recognize graduate students across Northeastern’s network for exemplary achievements while at Northeastern University.  Graduate students in all degree programs and across all Northeastern campuses as well as online students may be nominated.   Awardees will receive a monetary award of $1,000.  Awards will be conferred in the following categories: 

  • Experiential – recognizing the impact of experiential learning 
  • Humanics – recognizing integration of human literacy with data and technologies 
  • Leadership – recognizing contribution to community 
  • Research – recognizing high impact research 
  • Teaching – recognizing mentorship and teaching excellence 

The purpose of the Outstanding Graduate Student Awards is to honor exceptional students for their significant contributions and accomplishments while pursuing a graduate degree at Northeastern University.  Northeastern faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate qualified graduate students. All graduate students are eligible to be nominated.  The awards were established to honor individuals, who, by their contributions to their field and the community while students at Northeastern, have brought recognition to themselves and the University.  Graduate students may be nominated to any one of the award categories above.  Criteria for each award category is listed below.  If a graduate student is nominated for more than one category, the graduate student must select one of the categories for portfolio submission.  A candidate may not be considered in more than one category.  It is expected that there will be a single awardee in each category. 


Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit nominations for exception students. Please submit your nomination using this form.