The Jefferson Awards

The Jefferson Awards

Purdue University is proud to join the Jefferson Awards Foundation to promote the value of engagement and recognize volunteer leaders within its workforce. Nominations are being accepted to recognize and celebrate individual Purdue employees for meaningful public service to their communities. We seek nominations for individuals young and old, regardless of classification or rank, who reflect the spirit of Purdue as a land grant university, through giving back to their communities in meaningful way.

Purdue will recognize up to six award winners each year, three each semester, and the top Jefferson Award winner will be selected from these awardees to represent Purdue at the annual national awards ceremony in Washington, DC.  Active employees are eligible to be nominated and self-nominations are welcome. The nomination form can be found here.  The current nomination period is open now through Monday, November 4, 2019.  

All active emploees are eligible to be nominated.  Self-nominations are welcome.

The Jefferson Awards Foundation is the nation's most prestigious and longest-standing organization dedicated to powering and celebrating public service. The organization honors thousands of grassroots unsung heroes each year, partners with Champions to engage their employees and communities in service, and gives young leaders confidence in their ability to make a difference and the skills they need to do it well.