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 in the fall, and is presented at Alumni Day.
Previous Award Recipients
View a list of previous recipients of the Woodrow Wilson Award.
We invite you to submit nominations for the Woodrow Wilson Award. The Woodrow Wilson Award selection committee meets in the fall to review all nominations and make the annual selection. The committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2021 Woodrow Wilson Award.