Each year the Alumni Association has the great honor of celebrating the best and brightest alumni and friends of the university with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award, the Outstanding Black Alumni award, the Outstanding Young Alumni Award and the Honorary Life Membership Award. These awards are the highest honors reflecting the ideals cherished by South Carolinians that include service, integrity, character and leadership.
Our 2022 Alumni Award nomination application will become live January 1, 2022! If you know an exceptional Gamecock making a difference, nominate them for one of our five awards. The application will close April 1, 2022.
The Outstanding Young Alumni Award honors a graduate under 40 who represents the breadth and scope of new talent, has achieved extraordinary success in a chosen profession and has significantly set themselves apart from their peers.Read more »
The highly competitive Distinguished Alumni Award honors alumni whose professional and personal lives have exemplified dedication and excellence in leadership, citizenship and voluntarism while offering a lifetime devotion to the University of South Carolina.Read more »
Honorary Life Member
The Honorary Life Membership Award pays sincere homage to friends of Carolina who enthusiastically support and tirelessly serve the University of South Carolina community.Read more »
The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, named for the great humanitarian and philanthropist, honors an outstanding graduate demonstrating professional excellence of character and service to humanity and is the highest honor awarded to South Carolina alumni.Read more »