To recognize excellence in teaching, distinguished service, and academic achievement, Stanford honors faculty, staff and students through several annual university awards.
The Walter J. Gores Faculty Awards for Excellence in Teaching
The Gores Award is the university’s highest award for excellence in teaching. Each year, Gores Awards recognize faculty and teaching staff members who have made special contributions to teaching in its broadest sense, including lecturing, tutoring, advising, and discussion leading.Learn more about the Gores Awards
The Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Award for Exceptional Contributions to Stanford
The Cuthbertson Award, which is open to all members of the Stanford community, recognizes extraordinary contributions to the achievement of university goals. Such contributions may include, unusually distinguished service, uncommon ingenuity in meeting university objectives, or exceptional intelligence, diligence, and sensitivity in discharging responsibilities.Learn more about the Cuthbertson Award
President's Award for the Advancement of the Common Good
With the President’s Award for the Advancement of the Common Good, Stanford celebrates the work and commitment of undergraduate and graduate alumni making a difference in their communities and the world through their dedication to public service. Award nominees exemplify the university’s mission and values, and demonstrate a commitment to learning, social responsibility, and ethical and effective service. Award recipients will have demonstrated exemplary contributions through some combination of their professional and personal endeavors.