Honorees are chosen for outstanding acts of service toward their community, charitable organizations and individuals. Think
"unsung hero" who donates their time and talents to better the lives of others.
The Jefferson Awards Committee reads every nomination with the following considerations in mind:
Is this person a member of the UT community (student, faculty member, employee)? Has this person acted in the true spirit
of a Jefferson Award Champion honoree? Does the nomination give a good picture of the nominee's service? When in doubt, give
details! The committee gets a better idea of the nominee's dedication if the nomination form reads, "Was chairman of organizing
ABC's annual fundraising event that raised $10,000" as opposed to "Is involved in Organization ABC." The Jefferson Award committee
gives serious consideration to nominees whose volunteer and civic contributions extend beyond their professional job duties.
The selection committee acknowledges all nominations. If you don't get an email that thanks you for your nomination, it may
have lost its way in cyber space. Please try again, or email it to email@example.com.
Remember - All nominations remain in a pool that is considered each month, so your nominee may win a few months after you
let us know about his/her commitment to service.
Please Share Some Information About Your Nominee
Do you know UT's next "Champion" honoree? The new Jefferson Awards program recognizes one member of the UT community each
month for exemplary volunteer service.
We need to know about the champions within our community. Do you know someone who contributes to the prosperity of a local
or global organization? Do you know a student whose generosity has enriched the lives of one - or more - people? Tell us about
Nominating is easy.
Fill in the name, address, and telephone number of your nominee and yourself as the nominator. Write a brief compelling (250
word) story about your friend. Tell something that distinguishes them as an individual. Then highlight how the nominee's actions
benefit the lives of others and the local community. That's it!