ASPPH Student Services Excellence Award

The ASPPH Award for Excellence in Student Services is given to an individual who has been innovative and forward-thinking in student services and/or who has shown extraordinary dedication in working with applicants and students.

Criteria for award

Nominations should include a description of the nominee’s outstanding contributions in:

  • Recruitment, Admissions, Student Services, Financial Aid, and Career Services                                       

Examples of activities which will be considered

  • Unique or innovative service delivery models;
  • Exemplary processes or procedures that simplify or add value for the students;
  • Collaborative efforts either across functional areas or institutions;
  • Unique models to target underrepresented groups; and
  • Innovative training or professional development efforts.


Nominees must be full-time staff or faculty from an ASPPH-member, CEPH-accredited school or program of public health. View the list of ASPPH-member institutions. The nominated member must

  • Be currently employed by an ASPPH-member school or program;
  • Have a primary role or appointment in student services; and
  • Demonstrate a notable record of success and innovation in the field.

Nomination Process

All nominations must contain the following materials:

  • Nominee and nominator contact information;
  • Overview statement of nominee’s contributions to student services (limit 500 words);
  • Nominee’s resume or CV; and
  • Up to two additional letters of support from faculty and staff only — student letters will not be considered.

Award Details

  • $1,000 Cash Prize
  • Free Registration for ASPPH Annual Meeting
  • Recognition at the Awards Ceremony
  • One night accommodations at the host hotel
  • Travel Stipend

Application Dates

The 2019 ASPPH Awards cycle is now complete. Nominations for 2020 awards will open in August.