Nominate a Teacher
We are pleased to announce Northwestern University is accepting nominations for the 2023 Morton Schapiro Distinguished Secondary School Teacher Award (NU Schapiro Award), a prestigious honorific given to several outstanding high school educators each year.
The priority deadline for nominations for the NU Schapiro Award is Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 11:59 pm CT. Award recipients will be announced in April 2023. Student nominators of the award-winning teachers will also be recognized during Commencement events.
Five teachers are selected based on a process in which graduating seniors nominate teachers who have had a transforming impact on students. Each teacher honored will receive an award of $5,000. Additionally, each winning teacher's high school will also receive an award of $5,000.
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 NU Schapiro Award, start your nomination by clicking on the "Nominate Your Teacher" button below.
Teacher's name, email, subjects taught, etc.
Approximately 500 words on the impact this teacher had on your educational experience.
- Teacher must be currently working to advance the field of education in a 9-12th grade classroom (or the international equivalent) at the time of nomination.
- Student nominator must be a current Northwestern senior graduating in either Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023, or Summer 2023.
- Both domestic (U.S.) and international (non-U.S.) teachers are eligible to receive this award.
Please e-mail NUSchapiroAward@northwestern.edu with any questions about the Morton Schapiro Distinguished Secondary School Teacher Award.