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Distinguished Peers Nomination

Nominate yourself or a peer to be recognized as a Distinguished Peer!

The Office of Minority Education recognizes 4 Distinguished Peers each academic year!


Winners receive:

  • A $125 prize
  • A profile and publicity from the OME
  • A name plate on the Distinguished Peers Perpetual Plaque
  • Recognition and an award at the annual RISE Awards (formerly known as the Multicultural Awards Banquet)

Nominators of winners receive a $25 prize!


These nominations are only open to undergraduate students.
Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis (see priority deadlines below) and all nominations are valid for one academic year.

Questions? distinguishedpeers@mit.edu


Submission deadlines for AY2019-2020

Priority Deadline (11:59PM EST)
October 18, 2019
December 6, 2019
February 14, 2020
April 10, 2020
Nominee's Information

   A. Student will have pursued entrepreneurial initiatives. 
   B. Demonstrated success in pioneering an innovative product/idea/service. 

Public Service:
   A. Demonstrated service to others within the community at large. 
   B. Commitment to a mission driven organization, selfless service 

MIT Spirit:
   A. Commitment to strengthening the MIT community.
   B. Demonstrated MIT pride and enthusiastic participation in MIT events. 

Performing Arts/Athletic Achievements:
   A. Demonstrated commitment to the performing arts and/or athletics. 

Global initiative and/or experience:
   A. Demonstrated desire to have broad cultural experiences. 

Prestigious Fellows:
   A. Recipient of a major award, a notable academic achievement or fellowship, etc.

Strong nominations include specific information on activities, initiatives, etc. that the nominee has participated in. Short (e.g., one sentence) and vague nominations are not considered.