- Macaulay Honors College graduate (any class from 2005 to 2018)
- Post-graduate activities focused on solving societal challenges, from global conflict, to climate change, to educating at-risk youth
- Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by any member of the Macaulay community
The award will be presented at the Alumni Fall Fete, profiled on the Macaulay website, and invited to join the Alumni Leadership Council. The Pioneer Award recipient will also be given a pair of tickets to Macaulay’s 2020 Opportunities Gala.