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Walden University Awards:
Citizenship Award

Walden celebrates the accomplishments of the university community—students, new graduates and those who supported them, alumni, and faculty—through a number of annual awards.

This award recognizes excellence in scholarship and service as a master’s student who embodies the ideals expressed in Walden University’s core values and a commitment to serving humankind.  Presented bi-annually (Summer and Winter Commencement) for Distinguished Scholarship, Service and Citizenship honoring a graduating graduate for excellence in citizenship contributions that have impacted positive social change in their community during their graduate program.

Nominations

Nominations open: February 20 - April 15, 2023

Recipient announced: 2023 Summer Board of Directors Honors and Awards Ceremony

Nominees: Masters Students

Nominators: Students will self-nominate for the Award.

Eligibility and Criteria

General Criteria

The Citizenship Award recognizes master’s students who have demonstrated outstanding service over the duration of their time at Walden.  Students must have impacted positive change in their organization, their community, or in the lives of others.  Although the student’s academic record will be part of the criteria for eligibility, the breadth and depth of their service will be strongly considered.

Eligibility for nomination is based on Walden’s core values of scholarship and service. Award recipients must be in good academic and disciplinary standing. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is expected for award recipients.

  • Students must be eligible for graduation 2023 spring quarter (conferral by May 1).
  • Students will self-nominate by applying for the award.

Award Process

  • One master’s student will be selected per college as the college winner.
    • Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
    • College of Nursing
    • College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
    • College of Management and Human Potential
    • College of Social and Behavioral Health
    • College of Psychology and Community Services
    • College of Allied Health
  • One master’s student will be selected as the overall winner.

Note: The one overall winner will be invited to the Board of Directors Honors and Awards Ceremony for the presentation of the award.

 

Apply for this award

Previous Recipients

Winter 2023: Darrian Pelkey, MSW, College of Social and Behavioral Health

Summer 2022: Chima Onwuka, MS College of Social and Behavioral Health

Winter 2022: Latrell Floyd, MS, College of Management and Technology

Winter 2021: Sonya Antoine, MS, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Summer 2020: Alexandra Schuur, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Winter 2020: Christen Rinaldi, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Summer 2019: Alan Barone, College of Management and Technology

Winter 2019: Christopher Davis, College of Management and Technology

Summer 2018: Lourdes A. Rodriguez, Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership