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Wolf Prize

The Prize Name: Established in memory of John and Bertha Wolf who, in the tradition of many poor, immigrant families, valued education highly and ensured that their children would have access to it.

Prize Purpose: To recognize and reward excellence in teaching, research and service by a graduating Ph.D. student in any Department at the College of Pharmacy who demonstrated interest in pursuing an academic career.

Prize Details: The Wolf Prize consists of a $5,000 award and engraved plaque, presented at the annual College Convocation ceremony. The candidate must be present at the convocation to receive the award. The name of the recipient will also be engraved on a permanent plaque displayed in the College.

Application Process: Nomination packet will be developed by the candidate and coordinated through the Department. The packet should include:

  • A personal statement outlining the candidate's accomplishments in teaching, research and service with a commitment to an acadmic career. Candidates who do not have a commitment to an academic career will not be considered.
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from the student's mentor and an additional letter from a faculty member in the College; and
  • Evaluations of teaching commitment and effectiveness (e.g., student and/or faculty evaluations of teaching; completion of CTLE HETS program). A faculty committee that makes a formal recommendation to the Dean will evaluate applications.

For additional information, please discuss with your department chair.