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Senior Awards

The Stanford Alumni Association is pleased to give out the J.E. Wallace Sterling Award, the Outstanding Achievement Award, and the Award of Excellence annually to outstanding graduating seniors.

Nominations for 2018 SAA Awards have closed and recipients will be announced in the Spring. If you have any questions, please contact Terence Bantilan at terenceb@stanford.edu.

Questions? Contact studentprograms@alumni.stanford.edu.


J.E. Wallace Sterling Award

Each spring, the Stanford Alumni Association invites faculty and staff to nominate a graduating senior for the J.E. Wallace Sterling Award. It is named for J.E. Wallace Sterling, who served as Stanford’s president from 1949 to 1968 and as chancellor until 1985.

The award recognizes a senior whose undergraduate leadership and volunteer activities have made the largest impact on the Stanford community. Service might include involvement in athletics, clubs, drama and musical productions, fundraising, journalism, public service, religious organizations, residential education, social and political organizations, student government or university committees.

  • Criteria for Selection
  • Past Winners

Outstanding Achievement Award

The Stanford Alumni Association recognizes the top two to three seniors who have made a significant impact on the campus community and whose undergraduate activities demonstrate the strong potential for continued service to the university and the alumni community. Award recipients were finalists for the J.E. Wallace Sterling Award. Service might include involvement in athletics, clubs, drama and musical productions, fundraising, journalism, public service, religious organizations, residential education, social and political organizations, student government or university committees. The Outstanding Achievement Award was initiated in 2011.

  • Criteria for Selection
  • Past Winners

Award of Excellence

The Stanford Alumni Association honors graduating seniors who have demonstrated a sincere commitment to the university through involvement, leadership and extraordinary Stanford spirit with the Stanford Award of Excellence.

This award is designed to recognize the top 10% of the class with this honor. Service might include involvement in athletics, clubs, drama and musical productions, fundraising, journalism, public service, religious organizations, residential education, social and political organizations, student government or university committees.

  • Criteria for Selection
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