Awards

Awards Recognizing Graduate Students

Boka Hadzija Award for Distinguished University Service by a Graduate or Professional Student

This award recognizes a graduate or professional student who has been judged the most outstanding in character, scholarship, leadership, and service to the University. The recipient will be recognized with a cash award and plaque at the Graduate School’s Student Recognition Ceremony each April. This award is also one of the few graduate awards to be recognized at the Chancellor’s Award Ceremony.

GEAB Impact Award

Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Award recognizes and showcases graduate student research that has a direct impact on the state of North Carolina. Research can be in its early stages, currently ongoing, or completed. Research that impacts society in general, including North Carolina, will also be considered. IMPACT Award winners will receive a cash prize and recognition during the Graduate School's Annual Student Recognition Event held each April.

Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Award

To recognize the scholarly contributions of UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral students as revealed through their dissertation projects and to highlight the timely completion of doctoral training. Students cannot apply directly for this award but are nominated by their graduate program. The selection criteria include the following: originality, innovativeness, scholarly excellence, methodological sophistication, and significant contribution to the discipline. Award winners will receive a cash prize and a recognition plaque during the Graduate School's Annual Student Recognition Event in April.

Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society

The Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society (FPGHS) recognizes outstanding service provided to the University and community by graduate and professional students enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Honor Society also recognizes faculty and staff who have contributed to graduate and professional education at the University.

Awards Recognizing Graduate Faculty

Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring

Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring recognizes graduate faculty who provide outstanding support and guidance to their doctoral students. This award will be presented during the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. All graduate students who receive their doctoral degrees in 2016-17 are invited to nominate faculty members for this award. The deadline for nominations was April 7, 2017, 5:00 PM.

To nominate a faculty member for this award, complete the Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring Nomination Formpdf icon and submit to lerea@unc.edu.

Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society

The Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society (FPGHS) recognizes outstanding service provided to the University and community by graduate and professional students enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Honor Society also recognizes faculty and staff who have contributed to graduate and professional education at the University.

Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society Nominations