How to Nominate a Teacher

If you are a Northwestern University senior and would like to nominate a teacher with whom you took a course in high school for the Northwestern University Distinguished Secondary School Teacher Award, please visit teachernomination.northwestern.edu

The priority deadline for nominations for the Distinguished Secondary Teacher Award is December 1 at 11:59pm CST. Award recipients will be announced in April. Student nominators of the award winning teachers will also be recognized during commencement events.

Four teachers are selected, based on a process in which graduating seniors nominate teachers who have had transforming impact on students. Each teacher honored and his or her high school will receive an award of $2,500.

Please e-mail DSTAwards@northwestern.edu with any questions about the Northwestern University Distinguished Secondary School Teacher Award.

Restrictions

  • Teacher must be working to advance the field of education at the time of nomination 
  • Student nominator must be a Northwestern senior graduating in the spring