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Office of Research and Doctoral Services: Faculty:
Outstanding Student Research Award

Outstanding Student Research Award

Twice a year, Walden faculty nominate doctoral students for the Outstanding Student Research Award.

  • The Frank Dilley Award for Outstanding Doctoral Study is bestowed upon a Walden student whose doctoral study is judged as meeting the highest standards of academic excellence. This award was created to honor Dr. Dilley’s academic contributions to North American higher education as well as his dedication to Walden University’s academic programs.
  • The Harold L. Hodgkinson Award is bestowed upon a Walden student whose dissertation is judged as meeting the highest university standards of academic excellence. It honors the dedicated life and distinguished career of one of the nation’s foremost experts in demography, Dr. Harold L. Hodgkinson, who also played an instrumental role in the establishment and academic development of this university.

Nominations are accepted for dissertations and doctoral studies that are deemed to be of outstanding quality. Award recipients receive their awards at the Winter and Summer Board of Directors Awards Banquets.

To be eligible, students must have their dissertation or doctoral study completed and signed by the Chief Academic Officer between March 1-August 31 (Winter award) or September 1-February 28 (Summer Award) to be considered.


Nomination Form


Nomination Deadline for Summer 2022 Award Cycle: TBD

Award Materials for Summer 2022

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