Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends

BOLD Rising Star Award

Now through March 11, nominations are open for the BOLD Rising Star Awards. Tell us which young alumni are making waves in their chosen fields. 

Photos of four BOLD 9 award winners

Brandeisians of the last decade, known as BOLD alumni, are already leaving their mark on the world. 

They are award-winning writers and poets. They are scientists fighting climate change, and mathematicians working to make their field more inclusive. They are business leaders, bringing their innovative ideas to market. And they are activists, standing up for the underdog.

Yet so early in their careers, BOLD alumni are only just getting started. That makes them Rising Stars. And we want to celebrate them. The BOLD Rising Star Award is a recognition of alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years and are already making significant contributions to their chosen fields. 

Know any BOLD Rising Stars? Are you one?

Nominate yourself or a friend today. For inspiration, meet the BOLD alumni who were recognized in 2023 as rising stars (formerly the BOLD 9) for their outstanding work in various fields. 

2024 BOLD Rising Star Award Nomination Form

About the Award

Winning perks

Selected honorees can expect to be profiled on the Brandeis alumni website, social media, and communications channels, seeing their personal stories and professional accomplishments promoted to a community of more than 60,000 people. Additionally, awardees will be given opportunities to further engage with current students and the Brandeis community, based on their interests and availability. 

How it works

A selection committee made up of members of the Alumni Association will review all nominations submitted by the Brandeis community and select awardees based on a variety of factors, including industry excellence, thought leadership, innovation, and social impact. The selection committee is committed to identifying and selecting recipients who reflect the richness and diversity of the BOLD alumni community.

The fine print

Nominations must be submitted by March 4 for consideration. Eligible nominees must have graduated from a Brandeis undergraduate or graduate program within the last ten years. 

Originally launched as the BOLD 9, meet the BOLD alumni who were recognized in 2023 as rising stars for their outstanding work in various fields.