About the UWAA


Presented to UWAA members and volunteers who have had a significant impact on the UWAA, the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) recognizes outstanding service or devotion to the Alumni Association, the University of Washington and the alumni community.

Since its inception in 1970, more than 50 individuals and groups have received the Distinguished Service Award.

2023. The Desert Scholarship Patrons Committee, After nearly two decades of delivering the Desert Scholarship Luncheon and raising almost $500,000 for their endowment, these incredible leaders have decided to sunset this tradition and pass the baton to the next generation of volunteer leaders and programming aspirations.

Past DSA recipients

Selection criteria

How to nominate

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