Lifelong LearningAward

Celebrating Educators

We think of education as a continuous necessity that should be obtainable and relevant. Because, at our core, we believe everyone deserves education to thrive in an ever-changing world.

The Award

The annual Lifelong Learning Award honors University of Washington faculty who have made a significant contribution to making this mission possible. Educators whose dedication and know-how, curiosity and drive have culminated in a job very well done.

This award, the highest recognition for faculty who participate in educational outreach activities at the UW, carries a $5,000 stipend.


To be eligible for the Lifelong Learning Award, nominees must have been engaged for at least two years in UW-sponsored outreach programs for professional development, personal interest or career re-direction in a teaching or program development role. Full- and part-time faculty from all three UW campuses are eligible.

Nominees should exemplify the following:

  • Dedication to lifelong learning activities
  • Innovation in lifelong learning
  • Impact of their work on the broader regional community

Making a nomination

Do you know a UW faculty member who’s made a significant contribution to lifelong learning? Tell us! Nominations are now open for the 2016 Lifelong Learning Award.

Email Bethany Staelens to request a nomination form.

important dates:

  • Tuesday, January 3, 2017: All nomination forms due to Bethany by 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017: Complete nomination packages due to Bethany by 5 p.m.

Please Note: Self-nominations for the award will not be accepted. All submissions will be verified to confirm that individuals are active members of the University of Washington. Hard copy nominations will be considered ineligible and are not accepted. Previous recipients are also ineligible.

For more information, contact Bethany Staelens via email or at 206-685-6306.