Global Awards

Our awards are designed to honor individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising within higher education.  The 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

Submit a Nomination

Upcoming Deadlines

Submit a Nomination

Open Date


Due Date


Administrator's Institute
Assessment Institute

November 24, 2019
Midnight CST


Virginia Gordon Award
Bobbie Flaherty Service to NACADA Award
Michael C. Holen Pacesetter Award
Excellence in Scholarly Inquiry 
NACADA Scholarship
Outstanding Advisor - Primary 
Outstanding Advisor - Faculty
Outstanding New Advisor
Outstanding New Faculty Advisor
Outstanding Advising Administrator
Outstanding Advising Program
Student Research Awards
Grad Student Annual Conference Scholarships
New Advisor Annual Conference Scholarships

March 10, 2020
Midnight CST


Leigh Shaffer Award
Summer Institute Scholarships
International Conference Scholarships

April 19, 2020
Midnight CST

How do I find an award or scholarship?
  1. Click on the individual award links in the left column to read the criteria
  2. View Scholarships where you will find descriptions and criteria
What are the deadlines to apply?
  1. Upcoming deadlines for both scholarships and awards are listed here or
How do I nominate someone for an award or how can I apply?

 Please visit Submission Instructions before starting your nomination.  Information and tips for nominators are included there.

When is the presentation of awards?

All global awards are presented at the annual Conference held each fall.  Recipients are honored with an evening ceremony and presentation of Awards by the Awards Committee Chair.