Scholar Award

This award honors faculty who exemplify the model of an academic scholar through their outstanding accomplishments in both teaching and research. These scholars demonstrate how insights and skills gained through their research can enhance the learning environment of their students and how interactions with their students can stimulate the creativity and breadth of their research. As role models, these scholars convey to future generations of academic scholars the importance of mastering both teaching and research.


A Vice President’s Scholar is a member of the faculty who:

  • Devotes substantial effort to both teaching and research.
  • Demonstrates outstanding accomplishments in both teaching and research.
  • Motivates students to explore their discipline beyond the acquisition of simple facts by asking questions that may lead to new discoveries.
  • Motivates students to learn by investigation, developing and applying problem-solving skills that they can use throughout their careers.
  • Motivates students to think broadly about the health sciences and to develop knowledge and skills that integrate research and clinical perspectives.


  • CV (including both research and pedagogical details)
  • Representative course evaluations
  • A brief (two-page limit) description of the relationship between their teaching and research activities
  • Three letters of support from faculty and/or students