Student & Alumni Awards

JCPH awards students and alumni for their success and achievemants at our annual End of Year Celebration. 

Outstanding MPH Student Achievement Award

In recognition of graduating MPH students who exhibit exemplary student achievement, based on coursework, research, and character throughout the program.  Faculty vote via ballot.  The MPH administrative team reviews ballots, verifies eligibility, and selects winner. 

Students who are eligible must be an MPH graduate from the LEAP, LPHT, and Dual Degree pathways. One student from each category is awarded $100.

MPH Student Service Awards

In recognition of graduating MPH students who exhibit exemplary student service throughout the program. Service beyond the required 120 hours for the Clerkship-Applied Practice Experience is expected. Faculty vote via ballot. The MPH administrative team reviews ballots, verifies eligibility, and selects winner. 

Students who are eligible must be an MPH graduate from the LEAP, LPHT, and Dual Degree pathways. One student from each category is awarded $100.

Outstanding MPH Clerkship-Applied Practice Experience Award

In recognition of graduating MPH students who completed an extraordinary number of Clerkship-Applied Practice Experience (C-APE) hours (above and beyond the requirement), based on submitted timesheets, and/or exemplary student achievement during the C-APE. The MPH administrative team reviews C-APE documentation, verifies eligibility, and selects the winner. 

Awardee must be an MPH graduate. The awardee is gifted $100.

Outstanding Student Achievement Award (Online Programs)

In recognition of graduating students in online master’s degree programs who exhibit exemplary student achievement, based on coursework, service, research, and character throughout the program.  Two students will be awarded each year.  Program Directors nominate eligible students and the Director, Office of Academic Affairs reviews nominations, verifies eligibility, and selects winners. Recipients receive $100. 

Doctoral Student Achievement Award

In recognition of current or graduating doctoral students who exhibit exemplary achievement in the areas of research productivity, scholarship, service, teaching, and awards/recognition. The Program Director reviews doctoral student accomplishments and achievements and selects the winner. Winner receives $100.

Dissertation Research Excellence Award

The Outstanding Dissertation Award was established in 2020 by JCPH to recognize exceptional work by doctoral students and to encourage the highest levels of research, scholarship, and writing. This award identifies excellent dissertation research and dissertations that can be used as exemplars for other doctoral students.  Program Director selects the winner, but this award may not be presented in a given year. Recipient recieves $100.

Public Health Alumni Achievement Award

This award recognizes contributions of a Public Health graduate in the areas of education, research, or community service that reflect favorably on Thomas Jefferson University as that person’s alma mater.  This award is offered to honor significant, long-term professional achievement. Eligible recipients will be a graduate from the MPH for a minimum of one year and will receive $300. 

Alumni Achievement Award (Online Programs)

This award recognizes contributions of a graduate from the online or doctoral programs in the areas of education, research or community service that reflect favorably on the Jefferson College of Population Health.  This award is offered to honor significant, long-term professional achievement. Eligible recipients will be a graduate from an online master's program for a minimum of one year and will receive $300.