Graduate awards

University-Wide Awards are available for graduate students as well as undergraduates.

Departmental Awards

The faculty and staff of the Department of Forensic Science at Virginia Commonwealth University know how hard our graduate students work and how important it is for us to show our support. Awards include: Outstanding Forensic Science Student Award, Forensic Science Academic Achievement Awards, and Forensic Science Leadership and Service Awards. Nominations are accepted from faculty and program advisers. The faculty awards committee makes its determinations early each spring semester.

Outstanding Student in Forensic Science Award

Graduate Criteria:

  • Forensic Science graduate student graduating in August, December or May
  • A submitted/approved graduation application
  • Outstanding achievement or service in academics, career, university or community
  • Presented at the college’s award ceremony and the program’s diploma ceremony

Award

The college presents the recipient with a plaque from the Department of Forensic Science at the College of Humanities and Sciences spring award ceremony. The department awards the recipient a one-year subscription to a professional magazine/journal or a one-year membership in a professional organization (up to $150 value).

The Forensic Science Academic Achievement Awards

Graduate Criteria:

  • To be given to graduating graduate students who have a 3.85 cumulative grade-point average or above
  • A submitted/approved graduation application

Award

Certificates. These are presented at the department’s diploma ceremony.

The Forensic Science Leadership and Service Awards

Graduate Criteria:

  • Graduate students who have shown extraordinary leadership and/or service to the department
  • Graduating in August, December or May
  • Shown extraordinary leadership and/or service to the department
  • A submitted/approved graduation application

Award

Certificates. These are presented at the department’s diploma ceremony.