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Awards & Recognition

Each year, the University of Idaho Alumni Association (UIAA) and Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) recognizes outstanding alumni, friends and students through a number of awards that celebrate achievements in volunteerism, success and commitment to the university.

Deadlines vary for each category.

Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (208) 885-5106 or email

UIAA Award Categories

Silver & Gold Award

Alumni who have a distinguished record of achievement and service.

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Jim Lyle Award

Recognizes outstanding contributions to the University and/or alumni association through volunteerism.

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Hall of Fame

Alumni who have achieved national or international distinction by their accomplishments and leadership.

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Distinguished Idahoan Award

An alumnus/alumna or friend that has an international or national reputation and has brought distinction to the State of Idaho and the University of Idaho.

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Honorary Alumni Recognition

Persons that have served the University of Idaho, and the university’s alumni with “great distinction while providing faithful and distinguished service to the University of Idaho.”

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OAR Award Categories

Awards for Excellence

Senior level,graduate, and law students who have achieved academic success, demonstrated career/professional preparation and campus/community leadership.

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Idaho Treasure Award

Recognizes living retired University of Idaho faculty, staff and/or family members who, in their retirement years, have made significant achievements in leadership to the University.

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Nomination Process

  • Nominations are to remain confidential
  • Applications for all awards must be completed and submitted by Aug. 1. Download all materials here.
  • Nominee history including significant achievements, distinction of service, and regional, national and international recognition should be detailed. Media or press summaries are helpful.
  • Applications require 2-5 letters of reference.

Applications are reviewed by the Alumni Association Awards Committee. Recommendations are submitted to the Alumni Association Board of Directors, who approve selections.

Alumni Offices

Physical Address:
1212 Blake Ave. Moscow, ID

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3232 Moscow, ID 83844-3232

Phone: (208) 885-6154

Fax: (208) 885-6975



Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street, Suite 240 Boise, ID 83702

Phone: (208) 364-4030

Fax: (208) 364-4035