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Spring 2022 SoE JEDI Graduation Award

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Call for Nominations - 2022 School of Engineering (SoE) Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Graduation Award


The purpose of the School of Engineering (SoE) Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Graduation Award is to recognize exceptional work done by graduating graduate students in the realm of outreach and mentorship which improves the accessibility of STEMM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine) to underserved and underrepresented communities or individuals. Winners of this award have demonstrated a commitment to JEDI work and positively impacted the communities they served. Their work does not need to have directly impacted SoE at Stanford, but should have a potential positive impact on those who may enter or are currently in STEMM fields. This award is overseen by the SoE Dean’s Graduate Student Advisory Council.

Nature of Award

The special recognition monetary award will be announced during graduation. There will be one award winner per SoE department, however graduate students who have contributed greatly to their communities may receive an honorable mention. Any graduate student who is 4+ year PhD or 2+ year MS student is eligible.


Anyone, including undergraduate students, graduate students (self nominations encouraged), professors, administrators, or persons outside of Stanford, may nominate graduate students to receive this award. 

  1. For nominators and self-nominees: Complete the SoE JEDI Graduation Award Form by May 18th at 11:59 PM. Incomplete nominations will be disregarded.
  2. For nominees: After nomination you must (i) complete a self-evaluation (if not self-nominated) and (ii) have three recommenders submit recommendations via the SoE JEDI Graduation Award Form. Both will be due by May 25th at 11:59 PM. Recommenders need not be Stanford affiliated but must be affiliated with a verifiable organization/institution (via website, LinkedIn, etc.). 
  3. For department admins: Departments will be notified of award winners and honorable mentions by June 6th at 12:00 PM

Decision Process

Nominees will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Does the nominee’s work contribute to JEDI in STEMM?
  2. Over what span of time has this person been committed to JEDI work? (years)
  3. Over that time period, what impact did this engagement in JEDI work have on this person’s time? (hours)
  4. What is the extent of the impact (or potential impact) of their work? Does it support JEDI in STEMM specifically?


For questions please email for a quick response.


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