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Recognizing Excellence Distinguished Graduate Award

Alumni making a difference.

Many WGU alumni are using their education to help improve the lives of others in their communities. We want to honor these outstanding achievers by recognizing them with the prestigious Distinguished Graduate Award

This award is given to select Night Owls whose work or volunteer efforts go above and beyond what is required by their employment, and who have made a significant positive difference in their community or career field.  

To nominate yourself or another WGU alum, please complete the form below.

Alumni Recognition Program

Eligibility requirements.

To be eligible to receive the Distinguished Graduate Award, candidates must fulfill each of the following requirements:

  • Be a WGU graduate.
  • Demonstrate how the nominee has made a significant impact in their community or career field.
  • Show how the nominee’s career/community/civic service goes “above and beyond'' that of others in their community or organization. 

Nominations must be submitted before October 1, 2021.

Application Closed.

The Distinguished Graduate Award application is now closed. Over the next few weeks, our committee will review the applications and make final selections. 


If you want to nominate yourself or someone else, the application will reopen in January 2022.