Graduate Awards Listing and Descriptions

Leadership, Public Service, and Mentoring Awards 

The following awards are for Arts and Sciences and Engineering graduate students and faculty.

The Robert P. Guertin Graduate Student Leadership Award

This award recognizes outstanding graduate student leadership in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, or engineering. Evidence of nominees' leadership may include accomplishments in such areas as academic or social programming, curricular initiatives, supporting the work and lives of fellow students, community service, and/or developing improved policies. Nominees may be individuals or groups.

The Rob Hollister Award for Graduate Student Citizenship

This award recognizes graduate students who have contributed their time and effort to the community outside of Tufts. This contribution could be in the form of volunteer work, activism in community issues, or participation in public service activities. Nominees may be individuals or groups of students enrolled in either the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or the School of Engineering.

The Award for Faculty Teaching and Mentoring

This award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding support of a graduate student (or graduate students) from course completion through research and post-degree placement. Two awards are given each year, one recognizing a faculty member in Arts and Sciences and one recognizing a faculty member in Engineering.

 

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Awards

The following awards are for Arts and Sciences graduate students.

Outstanding Academic Scholarship

Master's level: This award recognizes students' overall academic achievement, as evidenced by course grades, quality of papers, theses and projects in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, or social sciences.

Ph.D. level: This award recognizes students' overall academic achievement, as evidenced by course grades, quality of papers, theses and projects in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, or social sciences.

Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education

This award recognizes excellence as a teaching assistant or in other roles such as mentoring undergraduates for students in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, or social sciences.

 

School of Engineering Awards

The following awards are for Engineering graduate students.

Outstanding Graduate Contributor to Engineering Education

This award is focused on full-time graduate students who through TA work, voluntary service, and/or other activities have enhanced significantly the education programs of the department.

Outstanding Academic Scholarship

Master's level: This award is focused on full-time, thesis program students who have distinguished themselves in research, especially technical publication. Ph.D. level: This award is focused on full-time, thesis program students who have distinguished themselves in research, especially technical publication.

Gordon Institute Outstanding Student Award

This award recognizes a student who has demonstrated superior academic performance and outstanding leadership in the Master of Science in Engineering Management program.

Award for Commitment to the Practice of Engineering

This award recognized engineering graduate students who bring to their graduate studies a substantial record of practice-based experience and accomplishment.

 

Graduate Alumni Awards

The following awards are for Arts and Sciences and Engineering graduate alumni 

Outstanding Career Achievement Award

This award is given to a Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or School of Engineering graduate alumnus/a who has excelled in his/her career of choice. Nominators are asked to include examples of the nominee's career achievements; contributions to his/her field; and a current resume (if possible). Nominators may include additional letters of support/testimonials; articles about or published by the nominee, etc.

Outstanding Service Award

This award recognizes a Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or School of Engineering graduate alumnus/a who has made exceptional contributions to Tufts and/or the broader community since they have graduated. Nominees may have distinguished themselves through service contributions to our student community at Tufts and/or to wider community development. Nominators are asked to include examples of the nominee's contributions to Tufts and/or the broader community and a current resume (if possible). Nominators may include additional letters of support/testimonials.

 

Various departmental awards are also presented at the Graduate Award Ceremony or Commencement. 

View Departmental Award Descriptions