Each year, ACPA provides recognition to exemplary students, administrators, educators, and programs/initiatives, normally awarded at ceremonies and receptions during the Annual Convention.

Awards are broken up in to two parts: ACPA Major Association-Wide Awards are the highest honors and recognition ACPA provides the profession; Entity Awards highlight accomplishments of individuals, programs, and entitites (generally commissions, coalitions, state/regional and international chapters, and communities of practice. They are an opportunity to highlight best practices and scholarship that benefit students, recognize members and highlight accomplishments. We encourage all to nominate at least one mentor, peer, colleague, student, or supervisee for one of these awards. 

Major Association Awards


Overall Entity Awards


Deadlines

The following award has a nomination deadline of September 1, 2019:

  • Marylu McEwen Dissertation of the Year Award

The following award has a nomination deadline of September 30, 2019:

  • Emerging and Senior Scholars

The following awards have a nomination deadline of November 1, 2019:

  • Contribution to Higher Education
  • Contribution to Knowledge
  • Innovative Practice Award
  • Esther-Lloyd Jones Professional Service
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Annuit Coeptis
  • Champion of Sustainability
  • Voices of Inclusion
  • All Chapter, International Division, Coalition and Commission Awards

If you have any questions about the awards information or awards program, please contact awards@acpa.nche.edu