Alumni Awards

The following awards recognize the admirable achievements of Stephens alumni. We know you share our pride in honoring and celebrating them, and we invite your nominations.


Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award

The Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award recognizes the accomplishments of Stephens College alumni whose exceptional achievements in their profession or community have had a profound and lasting impact. This award is the highest honor bestowed upon our alumni and is presented during Alumni Weekend.

Achievement Award recipients >


Distinguished Alumni Service Award

The Jean Clinton Roeschlaub ’44 Distinguished Alumni Service Award recognizes volunteer service to Stephens College that has had a significant impact on advancing the College’s mission and have been sustained over an extended period of time. The award memorializes Jean's spirit of alumni service. She served as Alumnae Association Board president from 1950-51 and as a member of the Board of Curators (now known as our Board of Trustees) and as the first alumna-chair of the Board from 1981-92. She was named for the Ideal of Forcefulness (predecessor to Leadership). She would have been deserving of both awards. This award was named in her memory by the AAB.

Service Award recipients >

New in 2024:

SC Spirit Award

All regional alumni groups are encouraged to honor one of their own at the local level each year with the Just One Award, which showcases regional service to the alumni network, student recruitment, and recognition for Stephens. The SC Spirit Award is the College’s recognition of one or more of these individuals for their outstanding enthusiasm, loyalty, pride, and spirit in support of Stephens College.

The Ten Under 40

Recognition for alumni under the age of 40, recipients of The Ten Under 40 Awards are centered around the Ten Ideals and selected based on the ways they live out Stephens’ characteristics of graduates; commitment to lives of leadership, integrity, and service and informed by diverse perspectives.


Alumni Award Nominations

The College’s Alumni Achievement Awards offer a meaningful ways to honor and celebrate our alumni for their commitment to Stephens and to excellence. Nominations are typically due by January 15 of each year, with a preference for alumni celebrating their milestone Reunion years. Recipients are selected by the Recognitions Committee of the Board of Trustees. Award recipients are asked be present during Alumni Weekend.

Nominate an alum (opens November 1)


Alumni Scholarships

Each year three students are selected by the Recognition Committee of the Board of Trustees to receive the most prestigious recognitions Stephens College Alumni bestow upon Stephens students. Scholarships are awarded to rising residential students — one sophomore, one junior and one senior. Award recipients will be announced during Honors Convocation during Alumni Weekend.

Application form (opens November 1)

Contact Us

Office of Advancement

Oberdorfer Alumni Welcome Center | 317 Lela Raney Wood Hall
(573) 876-7110, Ext. 4110 [email protected] Stephens College, 1200 E. Broadway, Box 2035, Columbia, MO 65215 After Stephens

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