Alumni Awards

NYU Meyers College of Nursing annually recognizes the achievements of its alumni. To nominate someone for an award, please contact

Estelle Osborne Award

The Estelle Osborne Award honors African American and black nursing alumni and faculty who have advanced the professional development of nurses, have served as role models, and continue to be active leaders in the nursing profession. Estelle Osborne (1901-1981) was the first black faculty appointed from 1945-1954 in what is now NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She was also the first black nurse to receive a master’s degree, awarded by Teachers College at Columbia University, in 1931.

The Rising Star

The Rising Star Award is given annually to honor a recent graduate of New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing who has made great strides in his or her nursing career while representing and supporting the mission and values of the College. The nominee may be a graduate from any of the programs in the College and should have graduated within the past five years. The award is presented at NYU Alumni Day.