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View Thomas Jefferson Award criteria

The University of Colorado Thomas Jefferson Award honors students, staff, and faculty* members who advance the ideals of Thomas Jefferson, which include: broad interests in literature, arts and sciences, and public affairs; a strong concern for the advancement of higher education; a deeply seated sense of individual civic responsibility; and a profound commitment to the welfare and rights of the individual.

Eligible nominees are full-time faculty*, students, or staff whose achievements reflect superior performance in their normal work or scholarship and notable participation in humanitarian activities.

*Full-time CU faculty with the rank of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, senior instructor, or instructor.

We are currently not accepting nominations for the Thomas Jefferson Award. Recipient(s) of the 2021-22 Thomas Jefferson Award will be notified by December 31, 2021.