Bob Dylan will be honored with the Medal of Freedom later this year. It is America's highest civilian honor and it will be given to him by President Obama. Dylan is one of 13 to receive the coveted award.

Others include Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Nobel Prize winning novelist Toni Morrison, former senator and astronaut John Glenn, and Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low.

If you are striving to one day receive this honor, the criteria they look for are “individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.” That's pretty much my motto...I should totally be on the list to get one of those soon.

Obama said of the 13 to be honored "They've challenged us, they've inspired us, and they've made the world a better place." Well I suppose that's a pretty good reason to award someone.

This isn't the first time Dylan has received an award from President Obama. Back in 2010 he was honored with an arts and humanitarian award.

The Medal of Freedom award ceremony is set for later this spring.