Alumni Humanitarian Award

Purpose: Established in 2001, this honor is bestowed upon alumni of the University of Illinois of each respective University. The award is presented to those alumni who, through their outstanding involvement and dedication, have made a significant contribution of leadership or service which has improved or enriched the lives of others and the welfare of humanity, and whose accomplishments reflect admirably on, or bring honor to, their alma mater.

Learn more about the Alumni Humanitarian Award criteria and instructions for nomination.

Loyalty Award for Exceptional Alumni Service

Purpose: Established in 1957, this award has been bestowed upon alumni of the University of Illinois who have made significant, notable and meritorious contributions, and who have consistently demonstrated exceptional loyalty, commitment, dedication and service to the University for the advancement of their alma mater.

Learn more about the Alumni Loyalty Award criteria and instructions for nomination.

Alumni Rising Star Award

Purpose: Established in 2023, this award is an honor bestowed upon alumni of the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS). The award is presented to those alumni aged 35 or younger, or who have graduated within the previous five (5) years. Recognized are those who have demonstrated emerging and unique innovation, creativity and success in their chosen career, and whose accomplishments reflect admirably upon or bring honor to their Alma Mater.

Learn more about the Alumni Rising Star Award criteria and instructions for nomination.

Student Leadership Award

The University of Illinois Springfield Alumni Board (UIS Alumni Board) has the privilege of honoring exceptional graduating students for their volunteer contributions as leaders of student societies, groups and organizations at UIS. The UIS Alumni Board sponsors this recognition program and would appreciate your assistance in identifying deserving individuals on campus. Nominees are undergraduate, graduate or doctoral students who received their degrees in summer or fall, or who are candidates for graduation in May. Nominees should have demonstrated exceptional leadership through their involvement in campus and/or student organizations. Leadership may be exemplified through an officer or chair position, or outstanding loyalty and commitment by a person whose actions inspire others. The leadership that is recognized can span an entire academic career or be more limited in scope.

Learn more about the Student Leadership Award criteria and instructions for nomination.