30 Under 30 Nomination Criteria & Form

30 Under 30 recognizes outstanding young alumni who are making an impact in their professional and personal lives. Achievements are recognized in the areas of professional success, community involvement and/or university engagement.

Nominations are accepted at any time and considered on a rolling basis.


  • A graduate of the University of South Dakota (undergraduate or graduate degree).
  • Age 30 or under at the time of nomination.
  • Willingness to be included, with a photograph, in various alumni and university publications and marketing.


  • Documentable impact in business, education, leadership, government, research, service, or other areas.
  • Demonstrate commitment to maintaining a lifelong relationship with USD.
  • Represent the very best of USD graduates.  

Questions? Contact us at alumni@usdalumni.org for more information.


30 Under 30 Nomination Form

Please complete the form below to the best of your ability. Incomplete submissions may render the candidate ineligible.
Your Contact Information
Nominee Contact Information
* Eligible candidates must be at or under the age of 30 at the time of nomination.
Please briefly share with us why you are nominating this individual. Include information about the nominee's current profession or area of study, if known. (5,000 character limit.)

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