Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize Washington University alumni for their outstanding achievements, contributions in area of public service, exceptional service to Washington University, or any combination of the three. Awards are presented every fall, at the University's Founders Day celebration. This does not include Alumni Awards given by individual schools.
In the lists below, schools are referred to by the following names:
Arts and Sciences rather than Liberal Arts
Engineering rather than Engineering and Applied Science (further information on Awards)
Business rather than Business and Public Administration or Olin School of Business
Art rather than Fine Arts (further information on School of Art Awards)
Dental Medicine rather than Dentistry
Social Work rather than George Warren Brown School of Social Work, or Brown School
No Distinguished Alumni Awards were given in 2020 because of the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic.