Hulda Crooks Award Criteria
Two Hulda Crooks Awards are awarded each year in the School of Public Health, one to a master's candidate and one to a doctoral candidate. Each award consists of $1,000, a certificate, and recognition at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health.
Nominations from each department will be submitted by February 7, 2014 to the Awards and Traineeship Committee Chair. The awards and traineeship committee will notify the nominees of their nomination. In order to be considered for the award, the nominees must submit a portfolio.
Criteria for selection of recipients
- 1. The award can be received only once.
- 2. Candidates will be nominated by a department.
- 3. Each department is limited to two nominations per year.
- 4. Candidates will be currently enrolled students in the School of Public Health and have successfully completed 30 or more SPH academic units.
- 5. Candidates will have a cumulative SPH GPA of at least 3.5.
- 6. Financial need is not a criterion for selection.
- 7. Off-campus students are eligible.
- 8. Nominations will be forwarded to the Awards and Traineeship Committee, which will select the recipients.
Hulda Crooks Award Selection Process
Hulda Crooks Award Selection Process (deliberations in closed session)
- Each department within the School of Public Health will have the opportunity to nominate one master’s level student and one doctoral student. Nominations will be sent to the Awards and Traineeship Committee Chair by January 31, 2014.
- The awards and traineeship committee will notify each candidate of the nomination.
- Each candidate to be considered for the award will prepare a portfolio to assist the awards and traineeship committee in the award process. Ten (10) copies of the portfolio must be submitted to the Awards & Traineeship Committee Coordinator by February 3.
- The portfolio will contain:
- Not more than 10 pages plus a cover.
- A recent photo (portrait-style) of the candidate.
- At least one, but not more than three, letters of recommendation. At least one letter should be from a faculty member who can speak to the nominee’s academic achievement. Other letters may come from those who can speak to the candidate’s character, community service, or other information the candidate would like the awards and traineeship committee to consider. Letters should be incorporated into the portfolio. Please do not submit letters in sealed envelopes.
- A typed essay, not longer than two pages, wherein the candidate may communicate any information he/she wishes the awards and traineeship committee to consider.
- A current curriculum vitae or resume.
- Portfolios should have a professional appearance and be typed in a 12-point font.
- In selecting the recipients, the awards and traineeship committee will consider, but will not be limited to, the following: personal wholeness, positive role modeling, community service, academic achievement, portfolio presentation, and modeling the school's mission.
- Names of the recipients will be forwarded to the SPH dean for final ratification.
Each nominee will, on presentation of their portfolio to the awards and traineeship committee, receive a fifty dollar ($50) honorarium.