Alumni Award

The RIT Dubai Distinguished Alumni Award aims to raise the profile of the university by highlighting and publicly recognizing the accomplishments of notable alumni.

Award Criteria

Award criteria are based on recognizing sustained and/or outstanding achievement of alumni that may include the following:

  • Over an extended period of time the awardee has significantly contributed to the advancement of his or her role and industry

  • Initiated and sustained strikingly innovative service to industry

  • Served and/or led noteworthy civic, community, philanthropic, or service organizations

  • Contributed philanthropically or professionally to RIT Dubai

Nomination and selection timeline

  • Starting 2019, the Alumni Office solicits award nominations in October - November each year. Faculty, staff and members of the alumni community are encouraged to submit nominations. Self-nominations are also accepted. If you have not received the call for nominations, please e-mail us at

  • Nominees are contacted in December to submit supporting documents. / The awardee is announced next Spring at an alumni event.