The Awards Nomination Process is open for 2021!


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: 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. 

*NEW* Award Newsletters

Check out the newly created Awards Newsletters to learn more about all things Awards!

Issue 1 // released 29 October 2020

Issue 2 // released 19 November 2020

Issue 3 // released 10 December 2020

Issue 4 // released 8 January 2021

Association-Wide Awards

Overall Entity Awards


The following award has a nomination deadline of September 27, 2020: 

  • Emerging and Senior Scholars

The following award has a nomination deadline of November 6, 2020: 

  • Marylu McEwen Dissertation of the Year Award-Presented by the ACPA Foundation
  • 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

Past Recipients

If you have any questions about the awards information or awards program, please contact [email protected]