2018 NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association Heritage Award Nomination Information

The Foundation and Alumni Association places an emphasis on the recognition of individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service of time and talent to the university.

The following criteria for the Heritage Award have been established by the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association:


  1. NDSU alumni who are graduates are eligible to receive the award.
  2. Current NDSU faculty and staff are not eligible
  3. There will be no posthumous awards.
  4. The candidate must have given outstanding service and demonstrated a passion to the university; have been willing to give his / her time and energies.
  5. The reputation of the candidate should reflect favorably on North Dakota State University.

Nomination Process

  • Anyone is eligible to submit a nomination packet.
  • Instructions to nominator:
    1. Be sure to keep a copy of all materials submitted for personal future reference.
    2. Submit only the original packet material. There is no need to provide multiple copies of the nomination packet.
    3. Please do not place nomination papers in a binder. Please keep items in an 8 1/2 x 11, one-sided format that is easy to copy.
  • The following criteria are required:
    1. A completed nomination form.
    2. A one-page summary of NDSU volunteerism and service to the university including two references who can speak to the nominee’s involvement. One reference should be a NDSU administrator, faculty or staff member.
  • Notification Process
    1. A committee made up of Foundation and Alumni Association Board members and university deans will select recipients.
    2. When the recipients have been selected, they will be notified by an NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association representative. Nominators will be notified once all recipients have accepted.
    3. Nominations submitted, but not selected, will be kept on file to be considered for two additional years. Updated nominee information is encouraged.

    Please remember: Nominations are not relayed to the nominee until the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association has acted.

    If you choose to mail your nominations, please check that the following is enclosed:

    1. The completed nomination form
    2. A one-page summary of nominee’s activities and volunteerism at NDSU along with contact information for two references.

    Please send completed nominations by June 15, 2018 to:
    Alumni Awards Committee
    NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association
    1241 University Dr N
    Fargo, ND 58102
    Fax (701) 231-6801

    If you choose to electronically send your nominations, please fill out the following form and click on the submit button to send.

The Heritage Award Online Form

Candidate Information
Nominator Information
Thank you for your nomination.

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