Each year, a selection committee is formed from former award recipients and members of the original Award Committee, and that smaller selection committee reviews all nominations and may gather additional information from the nominees’ colleagues in the process of their considerations.

The Amy J. Blue Awards Committee does not share the nomination text with the individual.

At the conclusion of the process, the Committee does notify all nominees that they were nominated, but not by whom or the submission text itself.

We encourage the nominators, even if their nominee was not one of the three recipients, to indeed congratulate and thank them, and come to the award ceremony itself.
All nominees and nominators are invited to the award ceremony.

Amy J. Blue Awards Nomination Frequently-Asked Questions:

Does the Committee carry over nominations?
No, the Committee would need a new submission in the current process. It does not automatically roll-over prior submissions.

Can a person win more than once?
No, a person can be an AJB recipient only once in their Stanford career. Prior recipients are listed at:

We have a group of 20 – how’s the best way to submit our nomination?
The committee has a strong preference for individual nominations, but group nominations (we call it the “birthday card” approach) will be accepted. However, individual submissions, stating the impact the nominee has had on the department or nominator, gives the Committee a more comprehensive perspective of the nominee than an everyone-sign-my-nomination form.

Can we just send a word document or PDF?
Yes, the Committee is accepting attachments to the online nomination. Click on the attachments field on the Submission form.

Can I add comments to existing nominations?
No. The Committee has not determined a way to do this while keeping nominations confidential.

Is there a minimum years of service requirement?
Not really. However, someone with less than three years University service may well be considered “in a future year” given nominations of those with more years of University service.

Is University-wide impact required?
No, local impact is important; the Committee is not generally looking for University-wide impact because so many nominees (especially bargaining unit and non-exempt staff) do not have that kind of broad impact.

The Amy J. Blue Awards are funded by an endowment to which Amy’s colleagues, friends and family contributed, by the Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Fund, and by Human Resources Services.