The Muir Leadership Award, established in 2014, recognizes exemplary undergraduate students with a demonstrated commitment to public service. Applicants are nominated by the Political Science department. Recipients demonstrate a high level of academic distinction and are leaders on campus, in their communities or public affairs. Thanks to generous donations to the Muir Award endowment, winners each receive $2,500. 

Read about past William K. Muir Jr. Leadership Award winners here.

Meet the 2022 Recipients

 Megan Cistulli, above left and Yasmine Ebrat, above right

Congratulations to the 2022 recipients of the Muir Leadership Award: Megan Cistulli ('22) and Yasmine Ebrat ('22). Both are Political Science majors who are dedicated to public service. Read more about Megan Cistulli and Yasmine Ebrat


Profile of Professor Muir

Professor Muir taught in the Berkeley Political Science Department from 1968 through 1998 in the fields of American Politics and Constitutional Law. He received his B.A. (magna cum laude) and Ph.D. from Yale University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan. He was honored with Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award (1974) and Phil Beta Kappa, Northern California’s Excellence in Teaching Award (1992).

Learn more about Professor Muir.


Help support the Muir Award by making an online gift to the William K. (Sandy) Muir, Jr. Leadership Award Endowment Fund.