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 undergraduate or graduate 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. This honor will be awarded during the Fall Term.
  • 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. This honor will be awarded during the Fall Term.
  • 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. This honor will be awarded during the Fall Term.
  • 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. This honor will be awarded during the New Graduate Student Reception.

Nomination Form

Nominations for the 2020 Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award are now open. We will accept nominations for this award until May 1, 2020. If you have questions, please email alumni@elmhurst.edu or call (630) 617-3600. Thank you for your submission!

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