The Chancellor's Scholar recognizes students with the highest cumulative grade point average during their academic careers. Congratulations Andrea and Andy!
2021 Sherry Queener Graduate Student Excellence Award
School of Liberal Arts, Museum Studies (Master’s)
"Her curriculum vitae and her mentors’ letter of support speak highly of Alisha’s talents and her impact on the community through multiple activities and strong commitment to putting theory into practice, community service, and social justice. They praise her energy, leadership, organizational abilities, and action-oriented disposition. Alisha Beard is a well-rounded student who embodies the spirit of this award. She is well poised to impact her field." – One of Alisha’s nominators
School of Nursing, Nursing Science (PhD)
“Alyson’s past and present academic accomplishments speak to her exceptional abilities. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, from Indiana University, with GPAs of 3.098 and 3.812 respectively. As a PhD student, her current cumulative GPA is 3.88, which she maintained while progressing as a fulltime student and working both in clinical practice and as Program Manager, Interprofessional EBP & Research, at the IU Health Adult Academic Health Center." – One of Alyson’s nominators
2021 Chancellor's Scholar
Ph.D. in Nursing
"Andrea is in her final semester of study in the IU School of Nursing’s Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science degree program, where she has excelled as a Robert Wood Johnson fellow, which requires her to complete her PhD program within three years. Even with this compressed timeline, Ms. Tanner has maintained a 4.0 cumulative GPA; the highest GPA among all our graduating PhD students this year. Furthermore, she has demonstrated excellence outside the classroom as well through her impressive and laudable engagement in community service.” – One of Andrea’s nominators
Master’s in Sociology
“Andy has achieved an outstanding scholastic record. In addition to having a perfect 4.0 GPA, he has several honorific A+ grades among them. He has also severed as both a research assistant and teaching assistant for our department and performed exceptionally in those activities.” – One of Andy’s nominators
2021 Chancellor Scholar Award Honorable Mentions
2021 Elite 50
Congratulations to all the Elite 50 award winners!
Each year, IUPUI honors 50 graduate and professional students who demonstrate excellence beyond the classroom—in areas such as campus leadership, scholarly work, and community engagement. These IUPUI Elite 50 represent the best of the best among IUPUI’s graduate and professional students and capture everything that makes IUPUI exceptional.
2021 William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion award recipients
The William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion honors graduates who have excelled in their commitment to the community through activities such as service learning, volunteerism, community/social issue advocacy, community work-study, and political engagement.
Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Andre Zhang Sonera
School of Education
School of Dentistry
School of Health & Human Sciences
School of Medicine
2020 Distinguished Master's Thesis Award
Kelsey Binion (School of Liberal Arts) and John Burns (School of Informatics and Computing) were awarded with the 2020 Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award, an institutional competition which entails rigorous review by a panel of faculty. Both were also nominated to the Midwest Association of Graduate School’s for the regional Distinguished Master’s Thesis Competition, which will occur virtually in spring 2021.Read more about Kelsey and John