Each year, the Raven Society confers an Award to recognize excellence in service and contribution to the University of Virginia. This is the highest honor that the Society can bestow on an individual. The Award is reserved to honor students, faculty, administrators, or alumni of the University who have widely and sympathetically shared, supported, and advanced the function of this institution. Nominees need NOT be members of the Raven Society. The Award is not to be conferred solely for some exceptional attainment in some limited field of student activity, scholarship, or professional specialization.

Deadline for Alumni Nominations is Friday, October 13th, 2017 at noon

  • Raven Society: Nomination for the Raven Award

  • Accepted file types: doc, pdf, docx.
  • “The Society shall confer an award, to be known as the Raven Award, in recognition of excellence in service and contribution to the University of Virginia. The Award shall be reserved to honor students, professors, or alumni of the University who have widely and sympathetically shared, supported and advanced the function of this institution. The Award shall not be conferred solely for some exceptional attainment in some limited field of student activity, scholarship, or professional specialization."

    Describe how your nominee has achieved the overall ideals of the Raven Award as described above.

  • “In the nomination of alumni, a high degree of those qualities set forth as general qualifications for election to membership shall be required. Additionally, an alumnus shall have been of outstanding service to the University.”

    The Constitution specifies that general qualifications for membership include: "integrity, high character, sound judgment,...intellectual attainment, capacity for leadership...and willingness to serve the best interests of the University."

    Describe how your nominee fits the qualifications as specifically described above.

  • *Note that previous Raven Award winners are ineligible to win a second time. Please contact Stephanie Miller Lehman if you have questions about a potential nominee’s award status.