About

The President’s Commendation for Achievement in the Arts is a service award established in 1989 by former Johns Hopkins President Steven Muller to honor a graduating senior who has contributed extensively to the arts by service to the Homewood and/or Baltimore communities. The winner of the President’s Commendation receives a certificate, and his or her name appears in the commencement program.

Eligibility

  • Graduating undergraduate seniors in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering, or the Peabody Institute who are in good standing and on track to receive a degree at commencement, may apply for the commendation.
  • All art forms are eligible for consideration.
  • Only individual students may apply. Group applications are not accepted.
  • The winner of the President’s Commendation for Achievement in the Arts will have made significant and lasting contributions to the arts by service to the Homewood and/or Baltimore communities. The materials submitted in competition for the award should provide evidence of quality in performance or execution of service to the arts.
  • Students who wish to be considered for both the President’s Commendation for Achievement in the Arts and the Sudler Arts Prize must submit two separate applications.

Deadline

11:59 p.m. EST, Sunday, March 27, 2022

All applications need to be submitted online using the form below by 11:59pm EST, Sunday, March 27, 2022. No late applications can be accepted, and all requested materials (including recommendations) should be turned in by this time.


2021–2022 Submission Guidelines

Required Materials

  1. Completed online application form
  2. An electronic letter of recommendation (Word or PDF file) from a faculty member or other teacher knowledgeable about your artistic achievement while at Johns Hopkins, sent directly to sudlerprize@jhu.edu
  3. Examples or documentation of your service accomplishments (Word or PDF file), which must have been done during the period of your matriculation at Johns Hopkins.

This application has closed.


Selection Procedure

Members of the Sudler Arts Prize Committee, composed of faculty and administrators from the Homewood campus, the Peabody Institute, and the School of Medicine, review all materials submitted in competition for the President’s Commendation for Achievement in the Arts and the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts, a $1,500 prize awarded for excellence in performance, execution, or composition in one of the arts. The committee recommends candidates to the president, who makes the final selections and notifies the winners.

Questions?

Direct all questions to sudlerprize@jhu.edu.