This prize was established by an anonymous donor in 1956 during the centennial year of Woodrow Wilson's birth. It has since been conferred annually upon an alumnus or alumna of the undergraduate college whose achievements exemplify Woodrow Wilson's memorable phrase "Princeton in the nation's service."

A winner is chosen annually by a selection committee composed of the chair of the Alumni Council, the Vice President and Secretary of the University and the dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

2019 Award Recipient: Mellody Hobson ’91


We invite you to submit nominations for the Woodrow Wilson Award. The Woodrow Wilson Award selection committee meetings in the fall to review all nominations and make the annual selection.

Online nomination form

Previous Award Recipients

View a list of previous recipients of the Woodrow Wilson Award.

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