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Nominate your 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. 

basic-info.png         Basic Information

         Teacher's name, email, subjects taught, etc.



 nomination-essay.pngNomination Essay

 Approximately 500 words on the impact this teacher had on your educational experience.



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Nomination criteria

Please e-mail with any questions about the Morton Schapiro Distinguished Secondary School Teacher Award.

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