Hardworking alumni volunteers make all the difference in creating a culture of support, philanthropy, and engagement at Rutgers. To recognize groups and individuals who have made an impact, the Rutgers Excellence in Alumni Leadership Awards are presented in the following categories:

Awards for Alumni Groups

For engagement through key partnerships within the Rutgers community

Student Engagement
For engagement of current or incoming students in meaningful connections with alumni

Professional Development
For excellence in mentoring and/or career-focused programming

Community Service
For engaging alumni through volunteerism and/or community outreach

For excellence in fostering philanthropy through the Rutgers University Foundation

For excellence in strategic communications to promote and enhance alumni programming

Awards for Individual Alumni

Scarlet Forever Award
For an alumnus/a who has maintained a lifetime connection to Rutgers and the Rutgers University Alumni Association

Volunteer of the Year Award
For an alumnus/a who has provided exemplary service over the past year to Rutgers and the RUAA

Young Alumni Service Award
For an alumnus/a age 39 or under who has provided outstanding volunteer service to Rutgers and the RUAA