Global Awards Program

Our awards are designed to honor individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising within higher education around the world. This differs from our Regional Awards Program in scope. The Global Awards Program goals are to:

  • Recognize outstanding advising throughout higher education
  • Offer a global advising rewards system 
  • Encourage wider support of advising personnel and programs
  • Ultimately improve advising services for students

2019 Awards Are Closed

Please stay tuned for the 2020 Awards opening in December 2019 with due dates from March - April 2020. 

How to submit an application/nomination

Please visit Submission Instructions to begin your application.

Awards Presentations
  • The Global Awards are presented at an invitation only ceremony at the NACADA Annual Conference held each fall in varying locations. 
  • The selection committee reserves the right to make no awards in a certain category.
Preparing a Quality Application/Nomination
Get Involved

We welcome involvement in the awards process and there are multiple ways to volunteer.  Visit the Awards Committee for more information on how Global Awards are administered.


Content Program Coordinator, Dawn Krause, can help by Email or 785-532-0632.

Get Involved

Be a Reader!

At key times of the year, ~300 members are needed to provide peer reviews of nominations and applications for all of our Global Awards and Scholarships. 

This process usually begins in March and ends in July with periodic deadlines in between when readers are needed.  If you are interested in helping review the work of your peers, please email Dawn Krause, Executive Office Liaison to the Global Awards Committee.  We would love to have your input!

Time Commitment 
Reviewing is done online and the time necessary to review each application can depend on the volunteer's level of expertise in advising and with our process.  If you have reviewed for any conference programs or awards at the regional level, then you will likely be quicker.  For new volunteers, dedicating 35-45 minutes to each application/ nomination package should be adequate.  We try not to assign more than 8 nominations to a reviewer.  If you can do more, let us know. Instructions are provided, as well as scoring rubrics and criteria.