Scholars of Excellence
Each year, the Office of Graduate Studies recognizes students and faculty whose academic
excellence and scholarly contributions have contributed significantly to the national
and international reputation of USF. We express our gratitude for all that they do
for the university community.
Watch the 2021 Chih Foundation Research & Publication Award and Scholars of Excellence Ceremony, held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021:
The Chih Foundation seeks to support exceptional third- or fourth-year Science, Engineering or Medicine PhD, PharmD, or MD students. The award recognizes groundbreaking research with transformative potential in science and engineering which has the potential to greatly benefit society. Through their generosity, the Chih Foundation Research & Publication Award provides a $2,500 monetary award to exemplary scholars that reflect these qualities.
The Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation (OTD) Award recognizes graduate alumni whose research exemplifies the highest quality. The award recognizes those USF graduates who have demonstrated exceptional performance and whose thesis or dissertation has resulted in a significant impact to the discipline at the national level.
The Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award recognizes USF Graduate Faculty who demonstrate the highest level of quality in the mentoring of graduate students in teaching, research, and service.