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Recognition Awards

The Graduate School (TGS) annually recognizes outstanding members of our community committed to service excellence through the Ver Steeg and McBride Awards.

Ver Steeg awards

Ver Steeg Awards group

Named for Clarence Ver Steeg, PhD, former Northwestern University Professor in History and Dean, of The Graduate School from 1975 to 1986, this award annually recognizes one outstanding graduate faculty member and one non-faculty staff member for excellence in working with students of The Graduate School.

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McBride awards group

McBride Awards

Named for Dwight A. McBride, PhD, former Dean of The Graduate School, and Associate Provost for Graduate Education from 2010 to 2017, these awards recognize one outstanding TGS student and one postdoctoral trainee who go above and beyond in any or all of the areas of diversity, service, and engagement: the strategic priorities McBride worked to foster in the graduate community at Northwestern.

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Archived Awards

View the past winners of The Graduate School Awards. These awards were presented during the 2012-2017 academic years. 

The awards were given to honorees who make notable contributions to graduate life at Northwestern University. Awards were presented in three main areas, reflecting The Graduate School's Strategic Plan: Diversity, Service and Engagement.