Graduate Student Awards

C. Eugene Walker Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Award Description:

The C. Eugene Walker Outstanding Graduate Student Award is an endowment provided by Dr. C. Eugene Walker who received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Purdue University in January of 1965. Graduate students who receive this award have their names placed on the C. Eugene Walker Award plaque in the Peirce Hall lounge, receive an individual framed certificate, and receive up to $2,000 in the form of reimbursement for the expenses (travel, lodging, food, etc.) of traveling to present one or more research papers at one or more national or regional conferences.

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Graduate Research Publication Award

Award Description:

This award is to recognize excellence in graduate student research and is awarded to two students per year. Submitted papers must appear in a refereed journal, either published in the preceding calendar year or currently in press. A paper may only be submitted for award consideration one time.

  • 1st Prize: $500 (to be split among graduate student co-authors, if any, as determined by the co-authors), name(s) engraved on plaque displayed in the department, and a framed certificate.
  • 2nd Prize: $250 (to be split among graduate student co-authors, if any, as determined by the co-authors), name(s) engraved on plaque displayed in the department, and a framed certificate.

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David A. Santogrossi Graduate Instructor Award

Award Description:

This award recognizes excellence in teaching for students working as a graduate instructor (GI) in the department.

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David A. Santogrossi Graduate Teaching Assistantship Award

Award Description:

This award recognizes excellence for students working as a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) in the department.

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Compton Graduate Research Travel Award - College of Health and Human Sciences

Award Description:

The purpose of this award is to support graduate students from the College of Health and Human Sciences who have been selected to present research findings in a poster or oral format at a regional, national, or international conference. The award is in honor of Dr. Norma Compton’s 14 year service as the Dean of the School of Consumer and Family Science. The goals of this award are to promote the dissemination of the graduate students research and for improvement of their communication skills. The Compton Graduate Research Travel award is open to Masters or doctorate level HHS graduate students involved in research under the guidance of faculty in the college of Health and Human Sciences. Each recipient will receive an award to cover up to $500 of travel expenses.

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Compton Graduate Student Research Methods Training or Professional Development Award - College of Health and Human Sciences

Award Description:

The purpose of this award is to provide small stipends to support graduate students from the College of Health and Human Sciences for training in research methods beyond the courses offered at Purdue University that will enhance their dissertation research or to attend a workshop/conference focused on professional development. The award is in honor of Dr. Norma Compton’s 14 year service as the Dean of the School of Consumer and Family Science. The Compton Graduate Student Research Methods Training or Professional Development Award is open to doctorate level Health and Human Sciences graduate students involved in research under the guidance of faculty in the college of Health and Human Sciences. Each recipient will receive an award to cover up to $500 of expenses.

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