School of Education Distinguished Graduate Student Award

The School of Education Distinguished Graduate Award is given to a graduate student (master's or doctoral) whose performance is demonstrative of excellence in one of the following goals of the School of Education:

  • Preparing educational and/or community leaders
  • Conducting scholarship for schools or the community
  • Providing practice that is guided by the Spiritan Tradition of Caring.

Criteria for Eligibility: Graduate Level Award

  1. Masters or doctoral student in the School of Education who has successfully completed program within the current academic year
  2. Minimum 3.5 quality point average.

Application Requirements:

  1. Current resumé or curriculum vitae
  2. Essay attesting to the merit of the candidate for the award (see below)
  3. Artifacts of excellence in one or more of the aforementioned goals (see below)
  4. Two letters of recommendation from faculty members in the student's program.

Instructions for Essay:
Describe how your accomplishments in coursework, related experiences, extracurricular activities, and community involvement relate to one of the goals of the School of Education and exemplify the Spiritan tradition of caring at Duquesne University.

Essay length: maximum of 1,000 words

Instructions for Artifacts:
Provide specific descriptions and evidence of distinguished performance framed in the Spiritan Tradition of Caring (e.g., artifacts demonstrating academic excellence, impact on university, P-12 schools, or community-based efforts, research, etc.).

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Application Materials Due: March 20, 2020

Award Recipient Receives:

  • Certificate of recognition
  • $500 award
  • Acknowledgment on School of Education website and social media.

Incomplete applications will not be considered by the committee.