Student Awards

Each year we recognize outstanding contributions by Entomology Graduate Students in the four mission areas of the Department: 
Research, Teaching, Extension/Outreach, and Service.
Contact Mary Gardiner for more information on these awards.

Past Departmental Award Winners

Annual Awards - Nominations due in Spring
Susan W. Fisher Teaching Award

This award is given for excellence in teaching.  Current students may apply for this award and/or be nominated by members of the faculty or student colleagues.  A one page nomination summary, CV, and up to 2 letters of recommendation should provide documentation of excellence in classroom teaching. Send the application as one PDF document to the current awards committee chair.

David J. Horn Service Award

This award is given in recognition of outstanding service to the department, college, university, or beyond (e.g., national societies or government agencies).  Current students may apply for this award and/or be nominated by other members of the department.  A nomination summary, CV and up to 2 letters of recommendation should be submitted indicating service for which the student is to be recognized. Send the application as one PDF document to current awards committee chair.

Lowell R. (“Skip”) Nault Research Award

This award is given for the best graduate student paper published or in press during the last 12 months.  The graduate student must be the senior author of the paper, and the paper must be based on research completed at Ohio State.  Eligible applicants must either be current students or have graduated within the previous calendar year.  Advisors are invited to submit papers from the students who have already graduated.   If the paper has not yet been published, please provide verification that the paper is "in press".  The award will be given only if the best paper is considered to be excellent. Send a PDF including a copy of the paper and a nomination letter detailing its significance to the current awards committee chair.

James E. Tew Extension Award

This award is given in recognition of outstanding extension/outreach contributions.  Current students may apply for this award and/or be nominated by other members of the department.  A nomination summary, 2 letters of recommendation, CV and a copy of relative extension publications should be sent as one PDF by your advisor to current awards committee chair. 


Poster or Presentation Competition Awards
Dwight DeLong Competition

This award provides some support for students to attend professional meetings in entomology and other student-oriented departmental purposes to promote excellence in teaching and research. Established March 1, 1985, by family, friends, colleagues and former students of Dr. DeLong, Professor Emeritus of Entomology.

Jack & Helen Root Agricultural/Urban Entomology Award

This award provides support to graduate students studying agricultural or urban entomology to attend professional meetings. Jack and Helen Root established the Entomology Travel Endowment Fund on July 11, 2003.


External Awards
Entomological Society of America (ESA) Awards

Click HERE for the ESA Awards, Honors, & Scholarships Information

ESA Student Debate Trophy & Plaque