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
How to submit an application/nomination

Please visit Submission Instructions to begin your application.

*Reminder - institutions are only allowed one nominee in each of the major award categories. This does not apply to most scholarships unless specified in the criteria. 

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.


Please email Lizbeth Alcantara at for assistance.

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. 

The most readers are needed in March/April of each year, but we welcome volunteers any time of the year.  If you are interested in helping review the work of your peers, please complete this form.

Time Commitment 
Reviewing is done online at your convenience. The time to read and score nominations varies based on the volunteer's level of expertise and past experience with our process. If you reviewed for any conference programs or regional awards, then you will be quicker. 

For new volunteers, dedicating 20-30 minutes to each application/ nomination package is adequate. Previous volunteers avg about 15 min/application. We assign no more than 8 nominations to a reviewer. Instructions are provided, as well as scoring rubrics and criteria.  

Questions? Email