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.
  • 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 are being accepted for the Alumni Merit Awards. If you have questions, please email alumni@elmhurst.edu or call (630) 617-3600. Thank you for your submission!

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