Vilcek Prize for Excellence

The Vilcek Prize for Excellence, introduced in 2019, is awarded to immigrants who have had a significant impact on both American society and world culture, or to individuals who are dedicated champions of immigrant causes.

The recipients are nominated by founders Jan and Marica Vilcek and confirmed by the foundation’s board of directors; the Vilcek Prize for Excellence is awarded according to merit, and therefore may not be conferred every year. This prize includes a $100,000 cash award and is presented at an awards ceremony in New York City.

The Vilcek Foundation regrets that, due to staffing limitations, it cannot respond to unsolicited nominations.