University of Oregon Pioneer Awards


"This evening is the perfect combination of reflecting on our past and looking to the future - of honoring those from our university who have made an impact and raising scholarships for those who will make a difference in the years ahead." - Michael H. Schill, President and Professor of Law

It takes vision, courage and perseverance to point the way to where no one has gone before. And it takes leadership to persuade others to make the trek along with you. Such people are called pioneers, and it is through them that society moves forward.

The University of Oregon Pioneer Award was established in 1979 to recognize those rare individuals who have been true agents of progress. Each year, the Pioneer Award is presented to individuals who have been outstanding pioneers in business, philanthropy, communication, politics and the arts.

Proceeds benefit the Pioneer Awards Presidential Scholarship Endowment at the University of Oregon, enabling the state's brightest students to excel in their pursuit of higher education.

For more information or details about ticket and table sponsorship, contact the Office of Stewardship at stewardship@uoregon.edu or by phone at 541-346-2113.

2017 Pioneer Awards Recipients