The AAWCC Board of Directors takes pride in honoring outstanding women leaders and model programs from across the nation at the Awards Breakfast each year. Our awards for outstanding women include the Of the Year, Under 40, and the Model Programs Awards.
Award winners are recognized each year at the AAWCC Breakfast at the AACC Annual Convention. National regional scholarships are also presented at the awards ceremony. The application/nomination period and deadlines for each of the awards will be announced online.
Of the Year Awards
There are many people who deserve recognition for their outstanding efforts on behalf of women! Now is your chance to honor them by nominating one of them for an AAWCC National award.
The award nominations are due February 26, 2024. The awardees will be honored at the AAWCC National Awards Breakfast in Louisville, Kentucky (April 7, 2024), as part of the American Association of Community Colleges national convention. Awardees are also listed on the AAWCC website.
The AAWCC Of the Year Awards are:
The deadline for nominations for the AAWCC Of the Year awards is February 26, 2024. Apply via online form. Criteria for each of the awards are listed within the nominating form.
Under 40 Awards
The purpose of the AAWCC Women Under 40 award is to recognize and elevate exceptional women from community colleges who are consistently surpassing expectations. Each year, we seek to recognize up to 40 rising stars who are making a difference beyond the scope of their primary positions. This is an annual recognition of the youngest community college women who are movers, shakers, and influencers on their community college campuses. You may nominate yourself or someone else. The deadline for nominations for the Under 40 awards is September 6, 2024.
AAWCC will review each nomination. Please be accurate, brief, and convincing. The nomination includes:
Model Program Awards
The purpose of the Model Programs Award initiative is to: increase AAWCC membership and enhance participation in AAWCC activities in community colleges, encourage the development of mentoring experiences for women, and promote the sharing of information about programs and activities that support women in community colleges.
Applicants for the Model Program Award choose one of the following four categories:
To apply for the Model Program Awards: