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.

  • Recipients are nominated by Vilcek Foundation cofounders Jan and Marica Vilcek, and reviewed by the foundation’s Board of Directors
  • Awarded according to merit, and may not be conferred every year
  • $100,000 cash award and a commemorative diploma

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