Students who present papers or posters at conferences or publish papers journals based upon their doctoral capstone research at Walden are eligible for a $300 honorarium. Students are eligible to receive the honorarium only once per academic year (September 1–August 31).
The criteria for awarding research publication and presentation honoraria are:
The procedures for applying for an honorarium are as follows:
An Honor’s List for undergraduates will be calculated and generated twice a year to coincide with the end of two consecutive terms: the combination of winter/spring quarters and summer/fall quarters. Matriculated undergraduate students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher in each quarter will be recognized as follows:
A minimum of 10 GPA quarter credits must be taken at Walden in each of the two consecutive quarters.
Undergraduate students have the opportunity to join Walden’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national honor society for adult learners. Honor society invitations are extended to eligible students twice a year. Students are not required to join. Once students have opted in to the chapter, no further academic reviews are required to maintain their membership.
To qualify for an invitation, undergraduate students must meet the following requirements:
Latin Honors are awarded to graduating seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher:
The Latin Honors type will appear on a student’s Walden transcripts and in the commencement program. Undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 45 credit hours at Walden University to qualify.
Note: GPAs are not subject to rounding and must be exact.
Walden University recognizes the significant accomplishment of undergraduate students who achieve a perfect cumulative grade point average in their undergraduate work. Students with a perfect (4.0) GPA at the time of graduation will receive a Presidential Commendation for Academic Achievement. Recipients will wear a presidential medallion throughout the graduation ceremony and will be recognized in the commencement program.
Any Walden faculty, staff, student, or alumni can make recommendations for an honorary doctorate to the Office of the President, but only the University President can submit a nomination to the board. The nominator may submit a letter of recommendation to the Office of the President with or without additional supporting materials. The university president submits a letter of recommendation to the Walden Board outlining the background and accomplishments of the proposed recipient of the honorary doctorate. Nominations may be made to the board at any time. The Walden Board will then approve the recommendation at a board meeting or by electronic vote between meetings.
Honorary doctorates are listed as an honor or award on the résumé or CV, rather than part of education with earned academic degrees. Thus, the honorary degree should come after one’s name on the résumé or CV, for example, Paula Singer, LHD (Honorary). Holders of honorary degrees do not sign documents to external recipients with “Dr.” By convention, recipients of honorary doctorates do not use the title “Dr.” in general correspondence, although in formal correspondence from the university issuing the honorary degree, it is normal to address the recipient by the title.
More detailed information about these awards is provided on the Walden Awards page. For more information, please send an email to email@example.com.