The Nakanishi Prize will recognize two graduating seniors, who have provided exemplary leadership in enhancing race and/or ethnic relations at Yale College during their undergraduate career while maintaining high standards of academic achievement. Two prizes will be awarded. Nominations from members of the Yale community are welcome and will be reviewed by the selection committee which will include faculty members, deans, and undergraduate students. Prize recipients will be announced during Class Day exercises.
Any member of the Yale community may nominate a graduating senior whom he or she believes would be a good candidate for the prize as outlined by the award description above. Nakanishi Prize committee members cannot write nomination letters or serve as references. A list of committee members can be found at the Nakanishi website. To nominate a student, complete the nomination information below.