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The McGuire Family Prize for Societal Impact recognizes and rewards Dartmouth community members who have contributed toward or are responsible for making a significant positive impact on humanity, society, or the environment.
Areas of impact for consideration include:
Recipients will be invited to visit Dartmouth and participate in classroom discussions, lectures and/or other activities that give students and/or the broader Dartmouth community an opportunity to learn about the recipient's human-centered impact on individuals, society, and the world.
The Prize may be awarded to any member of the Dartmouth community such as a student, faculty or staff member, alumnus, or friend of Dartmouth, and can be given posthumously.
The nominating period for the 2023 prize will be announced on this page and through other campus communications channels as soon as it has opened.
The selection process, rules and criteria are at the discretion of the President, or his designee, and the Prize Selection Committee. Nominations must be submitted via the McGuire Prize Nominating Form.
The 2023 Prize Committee has not yet been announced.
2022: The inaugural McGuire Family Prize for Societal Impact was presented to Jason McLellan, a structural biologist whose groundbreaking coronavirus research conducted at the Geisel School of Medicine laid the foundation for COVID-19 vaccines that have saved countless lives. McLellan, a former assistant professor at the Geisel School, is now the Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin.