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Outstanding Graduate Student Awards

Deadline: March 3, 2020 for nominations

March 15, 2020 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.  Each awardee will be honored at an awards ceremony during the RISE:2020 Showcase.  Awardees will present a poster and 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 

 

Purpose:
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.  All graduate students are eligible to apply.  The awards were established to honor individuals, who, by their contributions to their field and the community, 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. 

 

 

Recipients of this award have shown an exceptional ability to conduct high-impact research and make contributions to the scholarly literature in their field. 

Nominees will need to submit a portfolio to be considered.  Portfolios are due by March 15th and should contain: 

  • Statement describing the nature of the graduate student’s contribution and its impact (3 pages). 
  • CV or Resume 
  • Letter of Recommendation (need not be the same as the Statement of Support submitted with the nomination)

 

 

This award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated significant leadership and a deep commitment to giving back to members of the Northeastern community or neighborhoods surrounding their location.   

Nominees will need to submit a portfolio to be considered.  Portfolios are due by March 15th and should contain: 

  • Statement explaining the nature, scope and impact of the student’s leadership to a community (3 pages).  
  • CV or Resume 
  • Letter of Recommendation (need not be the same as the Statement of Support submitted with the nomination)

This award recognizes graduate students who have shown an extraordinary capacity to integrate academics with experiential learning to establish themselves as emerging leaders in their field.  Experiential learning is contextual learning and examples include the integration of: 

  • academics with professional settings; 
  • research with exposure or application to new contexts beyond the university; and 
  • academics with entrepreneurship. 

Nominees will need to submit a portfolio to be considered.  Portfolios are due by March 15th and should contain: 

  • Statement explaining the experiential learning activity and how it impacted the nominee’s graduate education (3 pages). 
  • CV or Resume 
  • Letter of Recommendation (need not be the same as the Statement of Support submitted with the nomination)

Recipients of this award have demonstrated an exceptional ability to mentor, communicate ideas and concepts as an educator and a talent for inspiring students.   

Nominees will need to submit a portfolio to be considered.  Portfolios are due by March 15th and should contain: 

  • Statement explaining the graduate student’s experience as an educator and evidence that demonstrate that it is exceptional (3 pages). 
  • CV or Resume 
  • Letter of Recommendation (need not be the same as the Statement of Support submitted with the nomination)

 

 

This award recognizes graduate students who, through their education, have integrated human literacy with data and technology in their learning or research.  Examples include the integration of: 

  • social media, authentication cookies, and privacy settings; 
  • consumer confidence, foreign policy, and investment strategies; and 
  • seismic activity, climate models, and structural design. 

Nominees will need to submit a portfolio to be considered.  Portfolios are due by March 15th and should contain: 

  • Statement explaining the graduate student’s exceptional demonstration of or contribution to humanics and how it impacted to the nominee’s graduate education (3 pages). 
  • CV or Resume 
  • Letter of Recommendation (need not be the same as the Statement of Support submitted with the nomination)

Nominate a graduate student for a University Graduate Student Award

Graduate students who have received an award from an external national or international organization will be recognized at the RISE awards ceremony as well.  Please let us know about external awards here.