Commencement and the Outstanding Alumni Award


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Outstanding Alumni Award

Apply for the Outstanding Alumni Award by filling out this form.

The Outstanding Alumni Award, presented at the commencement ceremony, recognizes and honors an accomplished Strayer University graduate who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in his or her professional, public or personal life.

To be considered, applicants must have earned a Strayer University bachelors or master's degree.

The Outstanding Alumni Award selection committee will determine award winners based on the following criteria:

  • Recognized contributes to his/her profession
  • Significant community contributions
  • Outstanding leadership or humanitarian qualities
  • Unique personal experiences

Individuals are encouraged to self-apply or may be nominated for the award.  To be considered, the Outstanding Alumni Award form must be completed in it's entirety and submitted no later than the application due date.

The award recipient must be able to attend and accept the award at the designated Strayer University commencement ceremony.

To see a schedule of 2018 commencement ceremonies, visit Below are a list of application deadlines. Please be mindful of the award application deadlines as the due dates are firm and cannot be extended.


May 19, 2018 USF Sun Dome Arena
Tampa, Florida
March 16, 2018
June 23, 2018 Capital One Arena
Washington, DC
April 20, 2018
August 4, 2018 Spectrum Center
Charlotte, NC
June 1, 2018
October 13, 2018 Infinite Energy Arena
Atlanta, GA
August 10, 2018
December 1, 2018 Royal Farms Arena
Baltimore, MD
September 28, 2018

Note: Current employees of Strayer University are not eligible to compete for the award.