2020-2021 Graduate Scholarships and Awards

Please see below for the scholarship/award description and criteria.

Nomination package for the Wayne V. Kessler Graduate Award (to be submitted by the major professor):

  1. Nomination letter from the major professor
  2. The nominee’s full CV
  3. Signed permission agreement form

 

Application package for the other scholarships/awards:

  1. Completed nomination form
  2. Brief statement (see nomination form)
  3. Signed permission agreement form
Deadline: February 8, 2021

 

Submission: Please submit the above documents as combined pdf file through the following website https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3dSIwPQoXBTmg3r by February 8, 2021. Contact Helen Terrell if you have any questions (hterrell@purdue.edu; 765-494-8102).

Description and criteria

Wayne V Kessler Graduate Award -  $2,000

The Wayne V. Kessler Graduate Student Award is given annually to a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding academic and research performance, as well as teaching potential. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this award are:

  1. demonstrated academic achievement, research accomplishments, and teaching effectiveness
  2. involvement in local or national professional organizations
  3. skill in communicating research findings through poster or oral technical presentations
  4. minimum grade point average of 3.00
  5. current CV
  6. candidates are nominated by a letter from their major professor

 


Graduate Service Award - $1,000

The graduate service award is presented annually to recognize outstanding contributions, by a graduate student, in support of student or School activities.  The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this award are:         

  1. assistance to staff/faculty in academic/professional activities
  2. an attitude toward serving; and
  3. activities in professional organizations within the School of Health Science

 


Dr. Bruce and Becky Mallett Scholarship - $2,250

The Bruce and Becky Mallett Scholarship is given annually to a graduate student enrolled in the School of Health Sciences who demonstrated academic and research excellence. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this award are:

  1. financial need determined by the University’s Division of Financial Aid (the student needs to file a FASFA)
  2. preference is given to the students who are enrolled in the Health Physics M.Sc. program

Tim and Sonya Kirkham Scholarship for Health Sciences - $1,000

The Tim and Sonya Kirkham Scholarship recognizes a student in Health Sciences with preference, but not limited to, undergraduate students majoring in Radiological Health Sciences Health Physics Concentration or graduate students major in Health Physics. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this scholarship are:

  1. Financial need determined by the University’s division of financial aid – the student needs to file a FAFSA before submitting the award application;
  2. The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements and selection criteria.  Re-application each year is necessary.
  3. Academic performance, scholarly accomplishment and/or service engagement related to health physics, radiological health, and health sciences.

Graduate Teaching Award (no monetary price)

The HSCI Graduate Teaching Award recognizes a graduate student who has clearly demonstrated outstanding teaching ability either as TA or instructor for one or more of courses within HSCI. The eligibility and selection criteria for this award are:

  1. The student must be registered as full-time graduate student.
  2. The student must have served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for at least two sessions during their HSCI graduate program.

 

PRF Research Grants (Fellowships)

The Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) Research Grants are one-year awards distributed through the EVPRP to assist faculty by providing support for a half-time (0.50 FTE) Graduate Research Assistant for effort devoted to the development of new research projects or the continuation of ongoing research projects.  HSCI PhD graduate students and their mentors work together to complete this application.

  • Completed applications are due to the unit head (Dr. Aaron Bowman) by February 7, 2020.

https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/students/graduate/documents/Purdue%20Research%20Grants%20-%20College%20Level%20Competitive%20Grants%20and%20Unit%20Level.pdf


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