ASPA's annual awards program recognizes leaders across public administration practice and scholarship each year.
Our 2024 Call for Nominations is open! All nominations are due by October 27, 2023!
More information about the nomination process can be found by clicking the button above and beginning a nomination form. (Login information will be required to submit a nomination.)
While each award category is different and requires materials according to the profile of the category, the following are general guidelines for materials you will need to prepare:
- Biographical details for the nominee
- Letters of recommendation
- Description of accomplishments that confirms the nominee's eligibility for the award and/or why they are deserving of the award
- Nominee's CV or resume
- Connection to ASPA and service to the organization, if appropriate
Those applying or nominating for scholarships should be prepared to describe the nominee's career goals, value of public service, involvement in ASPA and other awards received.
Awards committees will meet after the Call closes to review nomination material and determine final honorees. All honorees will be presented with their awards during ASPA's 2024 Annual Conference, taking place in person April 12-16 in Minneapolis.
Historical details about each award can be viewed by scrolling down this page and clicking on associated links.
Contact ASPA Program Associate Jordan Thomas for more information.
The Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP) entertains a separate call for nominations for its awards. Please visit their website for more details.
ASPA Chapters and Sections also administer awards programs for their geographic region or subject area. Click here
to find out more about Section awards, or click here
to access the list of Chapters to contact them for more details.
ASPA collaborates with NAPA and NASPAA to provide up to four awards each year. Click on the links below to view the history of the award.
Chapter and Section Awards
Click on the links below to view details about each award available for Chapters and Sections.
ASPA Student Awards or Scholarships
Students of all kinds are welcome to apply for an ASPA scholarship. Click on the links below to learn about each option.
ASPA awards several awards each year. Click on the links below to view the history of each award.
ASPA's Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP) presents four award categories each year. Click on the links below to view more details. Please note that CAP offers a separate award nomination process, as well. Please visit their website
for more details.
ASPA's premier journal, Public Administration Review
, presents four categories of awards each year. Click on the links below to learn more about each.