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Annual Gores, Dinkelspiel, and Cuthbertson Awards

Browse these common nomination, selection, and timeline questions for the annual Gores, Dinkelspiel, and Cuthbertson Awards.

Who May Nominate? 

Any member of the Stanford community may nominate for one or more of these awards. Students are especially encouraged to nominate anyone who has made a special contribution to their education.

Why Nominate? 

Stanford's quality as an educational institution depends upon the dedication of its faculty, students, and staff. 

Recognizing those whose extraordinary efforts have made Stanford a better place thanks the award winners and reminds the community of the importance of individual contributions to the institution. 

Each award carries a cash stipend, a formal citation, and extensive public recognition.

When do I Nominate?

The nomination period for the 2023-24 Gores, Dinkelspiel, and Cuthbertson Awards is now open. Nominations are accepted until April 1, 2024.

How do I Nominate? 

If you have questions regarding the nomination process, please contact university_awards@stanford.edu 

How are Winners Selected?

Nominations for the Gores, Dinkelspiel, and Cuthbertson awards are presented to the Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policy. 

When are Winners Announced?

Award recipients will be formally acknowledged at the University Commencement. Typically, nominations are open during winter quarter.

Nominations for the President's Awards for Excellence Through Diversity

Any member of the Stanford community (students, faculty, and staff) may nominate an individual for this award. For more information on nominations, procedures and past winners, visit the President's Awards for Excellence Through Diversity website.

Nominations for the President's Award for the Advancement of the Common Good

Any member of the Stanford community (students, faculty, postdocs, and staff) may nominate an individual for this award. Nominate living alumni, from recent graduates to those with more established careers. Self-nominations will not be accepted. For more information on nominations, procedures and past winners, visit the President's Award for the Advancement of the Common Good.