Student Awards

A number of awards are given out during the Spring semester.

Of these, two are school-wide awards administered by the Office of Student Affairs: the Bernard Challenor Spirit Prize and the John and Kathleen Gorman Public Health Humanitarian Award. All other awards are administered by academic departments. An additional award administered by the Global Health certificate is also available.

Use the linked documents below to learn more about each of the school-wide awards eligbility, preferred candidates, nomination process, and more.

The Bernard Challenor Spirit Prize

Students can be nominated by self, peers, faculty, staff or administrators.

Awarded to a graduating student who demonstrates a commitment to building community across department boundaries at the Mailman School of Public Health. Click here to find out more.

If interested in nominating a student, all required documentation must be submitted online through Engage. The deadline for submissions is Extended Deadline: Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

The John and Kathleen Gorman Public Health Humanitarian Award

Students can be nominated by faculty members only.

Awarded to any student—graduating or continuing—who demonstrates excellence in commitment to the humane care of individuals and communities, in advancing consideration of human rights, and in valuing health care and prevention. Click here to find out more.

If interested in nominating a student, all required documentation must be submitted online through Engage. The deadline for submissions is Extended Deadline: Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

The Award for Excellence in Global Health 

Students can be nominated by self, peers, faculty, staff or administrators.

The Award for Excellence in Global Health is given annually to one graduating Doctoral-level student and one graduating Masters-level student who have demonstrated excellence in global health research, service or practice. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the public health of individuals and communities in low and middle income countries. Click here to find out more.

If interested in nominating a student, all required documentation must be submitted online through Engage. The deadline for submissions is Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2020.