Nominations: 2014 John S. Perkins Awards

The DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS were established in 1981 by the Faculty Council and since 1984 have been sponsored by the estate of John S. Perkins, who served the University for over fifty years in various capacities as faculty member, member of the administration, Trustee, and Treasurer. These awards, presented annually by the Council to three members of the Boston University family, are in recognition of distinguished services to the University. They carry a prize of $500 and a plaque recognizing the service of the recipient to Boston University.

Eligible are all associated with Boston University (Administration, Alumni, Benefactor, Staff, Students, Trustees, and others) except for members of the faculty, who through their elected representatives, will be presenting these awards to those who have served the University with great distinction and have made important contributions toward the goals of Boston University.

Current members of the Boston University faculty must nominate a non-faculty member of the BU community for this award. Letters of support may be submitted by any member of the Boston University community, or external persons with knowledge of the candidate’s service.

Click here to view a complete list of past Perkins Award winners.



1. A current BU faculty member must nominate the candidate by completing the form at the bottom of this page.

2. That same faculty member must arrange for letters of recommendation to be sent to the Faculty Council office via email ( or regular mail (1 Silber Way, Room 912, Boston, MA 02215).

3. All candidates must have a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of seven (7) letters of support to be considered by the committee.

4. Nominations and letters must be submitted to the Faculty Council office by Friday, February 28, 2014.

The winners will be announced via broadcast email and on the Faculty Council website in mid-April.

The award ceremony will be on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in the Metcalf Trustee Center Ballroom.

Letters of recommendation should be sent to Please instruct the recommenders to put the candidate’s name in the subject line.

The winners will be announced on the Faculty Council website and via broadcast email in mid-April.

The Perkins Award Ceremony and Reception will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the Metcalf Trustee Ballroom.

If you have any questions, please email the Faculty Council office.

Click here to access the 2014 Perkins Award Nomination Form.