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Graduate Student Awards

****PLEASE NOTE:  ALL AWARDS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY IN PDF FORMAT****

Doctoral Recruitment Fellowships/Assistantships

The submission deadline to the Departments of the College of Education for the following fellowships is January 30, 2015.

Dean's Doctoral Research Scholars (Assistantship)

The Dean’s Doctoral Research Scholars program is a College of Education recruitment and support initiative for students admitted to the College of Education in a doctoral degree-granting program. This prestigious award provides four years of funding, with three years funded by the College of Education and one year funded by the Department. One Dean’s Doctoral Research Scholars assistantship will be awarded to an incoming doctoral student each year by each department in the college, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of Educational Studies. Recipients of a Dean’s Doctoral Research Scholar award will be appointed as 0.5 FTE fiscal year research assistants during the three years of College of Education funding. As graduate assistants, students must be candidates for a degree and remain in good standing to maintain eligibility to hold the assistantship. Recipients of the Dean’s Research Assistantship will conduct research, which may or may not be directly related to their degree requirements, under the direction of their major professors. Nominations for this award will be considered concurrently with nominations for graduate fellowships/assistantships.

Nomination Form (DOC) Due January 30, 2015

 

Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship (Assistantship)

The Andrews Fellowship is a Graduate School recruitment fellowship for students admitted to the College of Education (COE) for Fall 2012/Spring 2013 as doctoral students in a degree-granting program. It is the most prestigious fellowship awarded in the College of Education and usually is administered as an assistantship. Andrews Fellows receive four years of funding, with two years funded by the Graduate School and two years by the Department. Nominees for the Andrews and Ross Fellowships are reviewed together.

Nomination Form (DOC) Due January 30, 2015

Past Winners

 

Ross Fellowship (Assistantship)

The Ross Fellowship is a Graduate School recruitment fellowship of doctoral-seeking students admitted to the College of Education for Fall 2012 or Spring 2013 to a degree-granting graduate program. Ross Fellowships usually are administered as assistantships. Ross Fellows receive four years of funding, with one year funded by the Graduate School and three years by the Department. Nominees for the Andrews and Ross Fellowships are reviewed together.

Nomination Form (DOC) Due January 30, 2015

Past Winners

 

Purdue Doctoral Fellowship (Assistantship)

The Purdue Doctoral Fellowship is a Graduate School recruitment fellowship for doctoral-seeking graduate students who will enhance the diversity of the graduate student body in the College of Education through their diverse backgrounds, views, and experiences. Applicants must submit an essay on diversity, which is a component of the selection process. Purdue Doctoral Fellows receive two years of support funded by the Graduate School, with two years funded by the Department, and have assistantship responsibilities.

Nomination Form (DOC) Due January 30, 2015

Past Winners

 

Scholarships

Program area scholarships at the graduate level have been created through generous donors. Each scholarship has specific criteria. Faculty in the program areas select the recipients from eligible students.

Graduate Scholarship Name

Program Area

Amount

Frank B. DeBruicker

Educational Technology

$1,000

Elizabeth Doversberger

Counseling & Development

$1,000

Feldhusen Doctoral Fellowship

Gifted Education

$1,000

Mike Keedy

Mathematics Education

$1,000

General Wei-chin & Madame Phoebe Lee

Social Studies Education

$1,000

Norbert Nelson Award

Educational Administration

$1,000

Bruce Shertzer Award

Counseling Psychology

$1,000

Jane & Michael Wilson Doctoral Award

Science Education

$1,000

 

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College Of Education Awards

Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship

The Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship is a Graduate School fellowship which provides support to an outstanding College of Education Ph.D. candidate in the final year of doctoral degree completion. Applicants must have completed their coursework and passed their qualifying examinations. There are no assistantship expectations for Bilsland Fellows. Nominations are handled at the department level. Each department forwards four, rank-ordered nominees to the Dean's Office and the College of Education Awards Committee selects the winner(s). The number of awards available varies based on Graduate School allocations.

Nomination Form

Rubric

Past Winners

 

Graduate School Summer Research Grants

Graduate School Summer Research Grants provide two months of thesis research support for predoctoral students who have been exclusively teaching during both of the preceding academic semesters. The eligibility criteria for the Summer Research Grant are as follows:

      • Doctoral student

      • 0.50 FTE Teaching Assistant for both preceding semesters,

      • No Research, Fellowship or Administrative/Professional Appointment,

      • GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The Graduate School identifies eligible students and nominations are handled through the departments each spring semester.

NOTE:  Additional criteria and materials required for EDCI students, noted here.

 

Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

Description - This award recognizes graduate teaching assistants for their current teaching efforts at the graduate and undergraduate level. Nominations are handled at the department level. Each department forwards one nominee to the Dean's Office and the College of Education Awards Committee selects the winner.

Nomination

Rubric

Past Winners

 

Mary Kay Sommers Dissertation  Award

This award recognizes an outstanding doctoral dissertation. Nominations are handled at the department level. Each department forwards one nominee to the Dean's Office and the College of Education Awards Committee selects the winner.

Nomination

Rubric

Past Winners

 

Dean's Doctoral Scholarship

This award is given to an outstanding doctoral student in the College of Education who is currenlty involved in completing dissertation research. To be eligible you must show potential for or have demonstrated national leadership with excellence in discovery, learning, and/or engagement.

Nomination

Rubric

Past Winners

 

Purdue Awards

CETA Award for Excellence in Teaching

This award is given by the Committee on the Education of Teaching Assistants (CETA) and the Office of the Provost. Students are nominated by departments. Each winner receives a plaque. The recipients then become eligible to receive the Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award.

Website

Past Winners

 

Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award

Recipients of the Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award are from nominations by departments of previous CETA Award winners, including current year inductees. Applicants must be registered as full-time graduate students during the semester in which applications are due. Each student receives a plaque and a $500 monetary award. This is the highest award presented by the University to recognize graduate student teachers.

 

MAGS Distinguished Master's Thesis Award

This award is given by the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) to recognize and reward distinguished scholarship and research at the master's level. Each intsitution may submit one nomination with endorsement of the Dean of the Graduate School. The recipient of the award will receive a $750 honorarium and the institution will receive up to $750 for the winners travel expenses to attend the Annual Meeting in April.

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