Yale Jefferson Award

Yale Jefferson Award

The Yale-Jefferson Awards annually honor (i) a Yale undergraduate, (ii) a student at one of Yale’s professional or graduate schools, and (iii) an alumnus/a. These awards recognize individuals who inspire the Yale community through their innovative, outstanding, and sustained contributions in service to the greater good. The award is presented annually during the AYA Assembly in November.

To be considered for the Yale/Jefferson Award, candidates must have a demonstrated involvement in a Yale service project or make substantial use of Yale resources for an outside service project. This may include involvement in a variety of existing alumni enterprises: Yale College classes, local Yale clubs, shared interest groups, graduate and professional alumni associations, Yale Alumni Service Corps, Yale Day of Service, etc. Alternatively, award candidates may demonstrate their involvement through Yale-related channels other than those already in existence.

For more information and the nomination form, please click here.

For the initial (2012) press release for the Yale Jefferson Award, click here.