Nominations are sought from the community for the following awards, and selections are made by the Commencement Awards Committee.

Annie Goodrich, founding Dean of Yale School of Nursing, was an outstanding nurse leader and educator whose vision set the course for nursing education. Each year, the students recognize an outstanding faculty member through the Annie Goodrich Award for excellence in teaching.

The Charles King, Jr., Memorial Scholars’ Aid Prize is awarded to a member of the graduating class who has demonstrated outstanding performance in scholarship, research, and clinical practice and who, through accomplishments and leadership, has inspired an admiration for professional work. Nominations are solicited from faculty and students.

The Milton and Anne Sidney Prize is awarded to a graduating student whose research, in the judgment of the faculty, best exemplifies the School’s commitment to clinical scholarship and its mission to contribute to better health care for all people. Nominations are solicited from faculty.