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 (DSTA), please visit teachernomination.northwestern.edu
The priority deadline for nominations for the Distinguished Secondary School Teacher Award is December 1, 2019 at 11:59pm CST. Award recipients will be announced in April 2020. Student nominators of the award winning teachers will also be recognized during Commencement events.
Four or five 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 $5,000.
Please e-mail DSTAwards@northwestern.edu with any questions about the Northwestern University Distinguished Secondary School Teacher Award.
- Teacher must be currently working to advance the field of education in a 9-12th grade classroom at the time of nomination
- Student nominator must be a current Northwestern senior graduating in either Winter 2020, Spring 2020, or Summer 2020
- Both domestic (U.S.) and international (non-U.S.) teachers are eligible to receive this award