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 February 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. View past award winners.
The deadline for all 2020 nominations is February 1, 2020.
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.
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.
Recognize outstanding faculty at the graduate and undergraduate levels who demonstrate teaching excellence, are University leaders and scholars, and are dedicated to leading our students into the future.
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.
Recognizes one master’s student and one bachelor’s student from each annual graduating class. The selected candidates are extended the opportunity to deliver the student honor’s address at their respective graduation ceremony.
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