Established in 1981, the Special Boilermaker Award honors a member of the Purdue faculty or staff who has contributed significantly to the improvement of the quality of life or the betterment of the educational experience for a substantial number of Purdue students.
Nominations will be accepted May 1 through June 1. Nominations will not be considered unless accompanied by a one-page description of the nominee’s accomplishments.
Consideration will be given to nominee contributions that meet one or more of the following criteria:
Nominations may be made by any person or group affiliated with Purdue University—students, faculty, staff, or alumni. The award will be chosen by the Special Boilermaker Award selection committee.
Recipients are honored during an on-field award presentation at a Purdue football game, and nameplates are added to a plaque in the Dick and Sandy Dauch Alumni Center as well as the awards obelisk on the Purdue Mall.