Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award

Nominations Due

Nominations for this award will open spring 2023.

Description of the Award

The Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award is given annually to Graduate School alumni of the University who have distinguished themselves in scholarly or research pursuits, in the community, or in society at large.

The recipient will attend the Graduate School Awards Reception and Commencement ceremony.

For a list of past winners, see our past winners page.

Eligibility Criteria

Nominees must have received either a master’s or Ph.D. degree from the Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame and made a distinctive contribution to his or her field, or community, or to society at large with a discernible connection to her or his graduate program at Notre Dame.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations may be submitted by faculty members, department chairs, and directors of graduate studies. Please submit the name of the nominee along with a) a concise statement that describes why this alumna/alumnus deserves to be recognized and what makes him/her distinguished; and b) an updated CV if possible and/or a link to a website with information about the candidate. We have ready access to a list of all graduates from your program from 2000-2017, and are currently compiling a list of graduates from 1980-2000 from the archives. If this list would assist in your selection, let us know and we will furnish it to you. Nominations should be submitted here.

Selection Committee

The selection committee will be the Graduate Studies Leadership Committee.