Alumni Merit Awards

The Alumni Merit Awards were established in 1962 by the Alumni Association of Elmhurst College. These awards serve as a means of recognizing three outstanding alumni who provide excellent contributions to society and the College.

Award Categories

  • Distinguished Service to Society: awarded to alumna or alumnus who demonstrates, the mission of the College through excellence in a field of service—in society, in the marketplace, as a professional, or in an extraordinary leadership role.
  • Distinguished Service to Alma Mater: awarded to alumna or alumnus who demonstrates, excellence through service to campus life, to students, and to the College as a whole.
  • Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award: awarded to an alumna or alumnus of a graduate program for outstanding achievement in community service, career accomplishments and/or loyalty to the College. Note: The Graduate Alumni Award for 2019 was awarded in May; however, graduate alumni can be nominated and will be considered in the remaining three categories.
  • Young Alumni Award: awarded to a young alumna or alumnus (age 22-32) for outstanding achievement in community service, career accomplishments and/or loyalty to the College.

Nomination Form

Nominations for the 2019 Alumni Merit Awards are now closed. We are continuing to accept nominations, but they will be considered for the 2020 Alumni Merit Awards. Nominations can be submitted at any time leading up to the 2020 Alumni Merit Awards Ceremony. If you have questions, please email alumni@elmhurst.edu or call (630) 617-3600. Thank you for your submission!

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