Award Process

Each year, the Agnes Scott Alumnae Association recognizes outstanding alums in four categories. Send your nominations by October 1 so that we can share with the world that Scotties are amazing!

What Do the Awards Recognize?

  • Distinguished Career
    Recognizes an alumna who has achieved excellence in their chosen profession.
  • Service to the College
    Recognizes an alumna who has volunteered their time and shared tremendous support for Agnes Scott College. (Current college employees are ineligible.)
  • Service to the Community
    Recognizes an alumna who has displayed outstanding service to the community, locally or globally. The alumna must not have received payment for their service.
  • Outstanding Young Alumna
    Recognizes an alumna who is under the age of 40, and who has been out of college 10 or fewer years, for early competence in their chosen field or area of service and exceptional promise for the future.

What Is the Nominations Process?

  • All nominations must be made electronically using the nomination form, and include a brief bio or resume; the nominator's letter (maximum of two pages in length); at least two, but no more than six, letters for recommendation (each one a maximum of one page in length); and supporting documents, not to exceed ten pages.
  • Recipients recognized during Alumnae Weekend

Nominations are accepted throughout the year by the Office of Alumnae Relations. Any alumna may be nominated for an award, regardless of class year (i.e., the alumna does not have to be in a reunion year to be nominated or to win). Nominations in any given year that are not selected are held for consideration for two additional years. After that point nominations must be updated and resubmitted by a nominator to be considered.


How Are Selections Made?

First, the committee chair is appointed by the Alumnae Association President. The committee is comprised of up to three Alumnae Board members and at least one past award winner not currently serving on the board.

The committee meets for a full day in which they collectively review each submission in each category and determine the awardees. Electronically submitted nominations are provided to committee members a minimum of one week in advance of the meeting, so that nominations can be thoughtfully considered and debated during the in-person committee meeting. Nominations submitted prior to the creation of the electronic submission process are reviewed during the meeting, prior to committee discussion of each nominee. Selections are made based upon the depth and breadth of the nominee’s fulfillment of the award criteria, as demonstrated by the information provided in the nomination packet.


Contact the Alumnae Relations Office


Phone: 404.471.6323

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