Nominees for Jefferson Awards sought

One of CU's highest distinctions includes $2,000 honorarium
By Staff
Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Nominations for the 2011 Thomas Jefferson Awards, given each spring to people who advance the ideals of the Founding Father, are now being accepted.

Jefferson's ideals include:

  • broad interests in literature, arts and sciences, and public affairs;
  • a strong concern for the advancement of higher education;
  • a deeply seated sense of individual civic responsibility; and
  • a profound commitment to the welfare and rights of the individual.

The significance of the award is its integration of excellence in performance of regular responsibilities with outstanding service to the broader community.

Nominees should be members of the teaching faculty, the student body, or the classified or professional exempt staff whose achievements reflect superior performance in their normal work or scholarship and notable participation in humanitarian activities.

The nomination deadline for the 2011 Thomas Jefferson Awards is Dec. 3. For fairness and consistency, the nomination packet must be limited to 20 pages and include the following:

  • a strong nomination letter addressing how the nominee meets the award criteria;
  • a current resume; and
  • at least three letters of support.

The Jefferson Award is one of the university's highest honors and includes an engraved plaque and a $2,000 cash honorarium for each recipient.

Please send 10 copies of your nomination packet by Dec. 3 to:

Thomas Jefferson Awards Committee
c/o Office of Academic Affairs
1800 Grant St.
Denver, CO 80203
Campus Box: 35 UCA (Campus Mail only)
Attn: Linda Starkey

For additional information, visit or contact Linda Starkey at 303-860-5623 or