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Awards & Recognition

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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 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.  

The deadline for 2021 nominations is January 25, 2021, with additional documentation due February 1, 2021. For questions about the award criteria or submission requirements, contact the University Awards Committee.

 

Academic Scholar Awards

Academic Scholar Awards

Recognize excellence in scholarly conduct, accomplishment, and contributions during a student's time at the University.

Alumni Service Award

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

Chapter Advisor of the Year Award

Is presented to an individual who sets a high standard and provides exemplary service to the organization and its leadership team.

Distinguished Graduate Award

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

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 Service Award

Excellence in Service Award

Recognizes outstanding University staff members for quality and dedicated work.

Excellence in Teaching Award

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

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.

Outstanding Campus Leader Award

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

Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award

Recognize outstanding faculty selected from the year's Excellence in Teaching recipients.

Outstanding Faculty Scholarship & Research Award

Outstanding Faculty Scholarship & 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

Outstanding New Faculty Member of the Year

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

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.

President's Award

President's Award

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

Student Organization Chapter of the Year Award

Recognizes an organization that has exemplified outstanding achievements in leadership, engagement, service, and commemoration.

Student Speaker Award

Student Speaker Award

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.