Celebrating Award Recipients
We believe in celebrating and recognizing our outstanding students, alumni, and faculty for their dedication to service, education, and their professional fields. Applications for these distinct awards are accepted annually in January and presented during the university's annual commencement ceremony.
Selected through a highly competitive process, each recipient has made a lasting impact on society and the university community through outstanding professional, philanthropic, or volunteer accomplishments.
The submission deadline is now closed. Please stay tuned in Fall 2023 for updates for the 2024 University Awards. For additional information or questions, contact the University Awards Committee with any questions.
Academic Scholar Award
Recognizes excellence in scholarly conduct, accomplishment, and contributions during a student's time at the University.
Alumni Service Award
Recognizes exceptional alumni who have rendered distinctive service to their community, or to society as a whole.
Chapter Advisor of the Year Award
Presented to an individual who sets a high standard and provides exemplary service to the organization and its leadership team.
Distinguished Graduate Award
Recognizes exceptional graduates who have set themselves apart by making significant contributions to our nation or their community. These members demonstrate a strong interest in supporting a lifetime of military or public service.
Dr. Wallace E. Boston Leadership Award
Recognizes a member of the APUS community (student, alumni, faculty, administrator, or university partner) in recognition of outstanding leadership, for their significant impact on their community, industry, or the world around us.
Excellence in Diversity Award
Recognizes a member of the APUS community for their demonstrated commitment to principles of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.
Excellence in Service Award
Recognizes outstanding University staff members for quality and dedicated work.
Excellence in Teaching Award
Recognize outstanding faculty who demonstrate teaching excellence in the classroom, value innovation and learning, support student success, and demonstrate classroom leadership.
James P. Etter Creativity and Innovation Award
Recognizes an outstanding member of the APUS community for innovative and dedicated work that has inspired the APUS community.
Recognizes an organization that has created & implemented a project that will continue with the chapter each year.
Mary Kim Ward Resilience and Service Award
Recognizes resilience, patience, and determination, and a student’s impact and influence on public service, social justice, and inclusion.
Outstanding Campus Leader Award
Recognizes a student leader who has contributed significantly to an organization, going above and beyond to engage members.
Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award
Recognize outstanding faculty selected from the year's Excellence in Teaching recipients.
Outstanding Faculty Scholarship and Research Award
Recognize outstanding faculty who provide scholarly contributions with an articulated philosophy and agenda, therefore demonstrating commitment to research and supporting teaching.
Outstanding New Faculty Member of the Year Award
Recognize outstanding new faculty who demonstrate teaching excellence in the classroom, value innovation and learning, support student success, and demonstrate classroom leadership.
Outstanding New Organization Award
Recognizes a newly established organization that has created a positive presence at the university and has collaborated with other student organizations or university departments to ensure they have a firm foundation for their chapter.
Recognizes a graduate who has set him- or herself apart from their classmates academically and has made significant contributions to his or her nation or community. Recognizing their commitment to service, scholastic achievement, outstanding character, and leadership.
Student Organization Chapter of the Year Award
Recognizes an organization that has exemplified outstanding achievements in leadership, engagement, service, and commemoration.