NYUAA Awards: Frequently Asked Questions
How can I submit a nomination?
Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis but the deadline to submit nominations for 2021 is October 31, 2020.
For any questions, please email: email@example.com
Does the person submitting the nomination need to be affiliated with NYU?
No. The person submitting the nomination does not need to be an alumnus/a, faculty, or staff of NYU. The nominator would leave the “NYU School/Department” field blank on the form.
Can I nominate myself?
Yes. Self-nominations are accepted.
Should multiple people submit the same nomination form?
No. The Awards Committee looks at the strength of the nomination, not at how many copies of the nomination are received.
When is the nomination deadline?
Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis, though a deadline will be announced each year to be considered for the following year’s awards. For 2021 nominations, the deadline is October 31, 2020. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that your nomination is complete and that all materials have been received by the Awards Committee.
What is the Awards Committee looking for?
- Eugene J. Keogh Award: A respected and distinguished public figure of recognized stature or identity, who has clearly demonstrated a record of outstanding public service in her/his professional, vocational, social, or cultural endeavors, and who, by receiving this award, brings honor to the University.
- Distinguished Alumnus/a Award: A respected and distinguished alumnus/as of any school, college or division of NYU who has demonstrated extraordinary achievement and/or service in her/his professional, vocational, social, or cultural endeavors, and who deserves acknowledgment as embodying the spirit of distinction that brings pride to the University.
- Distinguished Young Alumnus/a Award: Presented to an NYU alumnus/a, age 35 or younger at the time of nomination, for outstanding achievement in business or professional life, or for significantly improving or enhancing the lives of others through outstanding leadership or service. His or her deeds and actions thereby reflect and recognize the importance of their education and bring honor to the University.
- Meritorious Service Award: A respected and distinguished graduate of any school, college, or division of NYU, who has demonstrated extraordinary service and continuing devotion to their Alma Mater, and who embodies the University motto Perstare et Praestare: to Persevere and to Excel.