Graduate Academic Honors & Awards

Academic Honors & Awards

Presidential Scholars List
At the end of the fall and spring semesters, graduate students who maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.850 or above after completing at least 30 credit hours are recognized as presidential scholars.


Perfect 4.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average
Graduate students who complete all graduate program requirements with a 4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) are presented with a gold honors stole. Only students whose final grades have been posted are eligible to receive the honors stole during the Graduate Awards and Hooding Ceremony (or during the Commencement Ceremony for Ph.D. graduates).


Awards
Many awards recognize graduate student students for their academic and leadership accomplishments. This is a representative list of the awards, many of which are presented during the Graduate Awards and Hooding Ceremony, which is held every spring as part of Commencement activities.


Graduate School Awards

Weiner Family Research Award
: recognizes and supports outstanding student research that adds to an understanding of diagnostic techniques and treatments aimed at improving mental health outcomes of individuals who are deaf


Graduate Student Scholarly Achievement Award: recognizes an outstanding scholarly project completed by a graduate student during his or her Gallaudet graduate program

Graduate Student Outstanding Achievement Award: recognizes an outstanding graduate student who has demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in the graduate student role

Department and Program Awards

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies

George Veditz Deaf Studies Award: recognizes graduate students who have made and will continue to make an impact on the lives of Deaf People and field of Deaf Studies through their outstanding scholarship and activism

Masters in Sign Language Education Award: for a graduate student who exhibits pedagogical innovation and aptitude in the field of sign language education

Counseling

Francine White Outstanding Counseling Student Award: recognizes a student who demonstrates high aptitude for and commitment to counseling

Education

Helen Fay Award: for a student most likely to make an outstanding contribution to the field of teaching deaf or hard of hearing children

Marjorie Stull Memorial Scholarship Award: for a graduate student who has shown exceptional ability and aptitude in teaching students who are deaf on the basis of first-year graduate student performance

Educational Neuroscience

Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience Outstanding Research Award: honors a student who has consistently demonstrated outstanding research and scientific scholarship, originality, and creativity in his or her science, and scholarly achievements in research commensurate with the highest standards of Cognitive Neuroscience and Educational Neuroscience

Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience Outstanding Research-Based Translation Award: honors a student who has made a significant contribution to the translation of basic scientific discoveries in Cognitive Neuroscience and Educational Neuroscience through the advancement of an original creation or contribution that has the potential to transform society, policies, and individual lives spanning the nation and world

Government and Public Affairs

Master of Public Administration Award: for an outstanding public administration student

Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences

Award for Excellence in Speech-Language Pathology: for a first-year student in Speech-Language Pathology who has demonstrated excellence in clinical and academic endeavors and who is expected to make significant contributions to the profession and to deafness

Award for Excellence in Audiology: for a first-year student in Audiology who has demonstrated excellence in clinical and academic endeavors and who is expected to make significant contributions to the profession and to deafness

International Development

Euphrasia Mbewe Award: for a student who has demonstrated excellence in social advocacy work while enrolled in the International Development Program

Liisa Kauppinen Award: for a student who has demonstrated excellence in policy development and research while enrolled in the International Development Program

Interpretation and Translation

Barbara Babbini Brasel Research Award: for an exemplary interpretation research paper completed by a student during graduate studies in the Interpretation Program

Ron Coffey Award: for an outstanding interpretation student

Linguistics

Outstanding Linguistics Graduate Student Award: for an outstanding linguistics student

Psychology

Elizabeth Peet Award: for an outstanding graduate student in school psychology

Larry G. Stewart Award: for an outstanding student in clinical psychology

Social Work

G. Arlene Gavin Award: for a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding professionalism and commitment to social justice

Catherine H. Moses Award: for a graduate student who has demonstrated leadership and outstanding potential for contributing to social work practice with deaf and hard of hearing people