The Advancement to Candidacy Award is aimed at recognizing outstanding students in their mid-tenure after they have passed their qualifying examination in their third year of study. A committee composed of faculty members from each concentration evaluated the concentration nominees and will chose the top three finalists, who receive monetary awards. We congratulate Akilah on being selected as one of the three finalists!
The Admission to Candidacy Award recognizes both academic and research excellence, and the criteria for assessment includes the following:
- The transcript of the student in their studies
- Fellowships, scholarships, and other awards
- Research presentations at regional, national, and international meetings.
- A letter of recommendation by the student’s dissertation mentor.