Each year a number of awards are presented to students, faculty, instructors, and staff who have distinguished themselves at the school. The selection processes vary. Those awards open to a nomination by the community will be advertised on the HSPH Student Life/Commencement Corner web page in the spring.
Albert Schweitzer Award: A certificate to one or more graduating students whose past work and current activities exemplify a reverence for life and who have sought, as expressed by Schweitzer, “to make my life my argument.”
Dr. Fang-Ching Sun Memorial Award: Awarded each year by the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health to an outstanding graduating student of the school who is dedicated to promoting the health of underprivileged communities.
Edgar Haber Award in Biological Sciences: Presented annually to one graduating Ph.D. or S.D. student in the Division of Biological Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health.
François-Xavier Bagnoud Health and Human Rights Essay Award: A monetary prize and certificate awarded for the best student essay or other paper of outstanding scholarship and creativity contributing to the advancement of health and human rights.
Gareth M. Green Award for Excellence in Public Health: Recognizes a student team or individual whose project in public health practice contributes to the improvement of health of a defined population and makes a significant contribution to the public health practice knowledge base.
James H. Ware Award for Achievement in the Practice of Public Health: Awarded to a student upon graduation who has demonstrated commitment and achievement and has advanced the cause of public health practice while enrolled as a student at HSPH.
Mentoring Award: Awarded to a faculty member who has enriched the students’ academic, professional, or personal development at HSPH.
Robert B. Reed Prize for Excellence in Biostatistical Science: Awarded each year to the student(s) receiving the highest grade on the Department’s written qualifying exam.
Staff Recognition Award: Awarded to HSPH staff who have made a significant impact on the lives of students at HSPH.
Student Recognition Award: Honors a graduating student who has demonstrated, through student activities and/or community service efforts, a commitment to leadership, volunteerism, and the highest ethical standards.
Teaching and Mentoring Awards: The HSPH teaching and mentoring awards are based on student feedback, through course evaluation questions that focus on the quality of teaching and effectiveness in class for the teaching awards, and through student nominations and committee vote for the mentoring award.
Teaching Assistant Award: A certificate to the graduating student voted by his or her fellow students to have been the best teaching assistant of the year.
Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Fellowship: Awarded each year to an outstanding doctoral student conducting field research in international health epidemiology.