The National Academy sponsors and co-sponsors a number of awards. Individuals do not need to be a Fellow of the National Academy to be considered for these awards.
Co-sponsored by ASPA and the National Academy of Public Administration, the National Public Service Awards honor individuals who make outstanding contributions and whose accomplishments are models of exemplary public service for those dedicated to the public good—now and in the future. Congratulations to the 2019 Winners: Thomas Becker Thomas Becker...View Award Program
The “Keeper of the Flame” Award was established in 2000 as a regular special recognition award for “an individual who has continued to provide public service after their official retirement from the profession.” In establishing the new award, the National Public Service Award (NPSA) Executive Committee recognized that many individuals...View Award Program
The Elliot L. Richardson Prize is presented biennially to individuals possessing the public service virtues exemplified by Elliot L. Richardson, an Academy Fellow. Mr. Richardson was an exceptional public servant and the only individual in our nation's history to serve in four Cabinet-level positions in the U.S. government: Secretary of...View Award Program
In 2006, the National Academy of Public Administration created the George Graham Award for Exceptional Service to the Academy. This award, named for the National Academy’s first president, recognizes those Fellows who have made a sustained and extraordinary contribution toward the Academy becoming a stronger and more respected organization. The...View Award Program
The late Herbert Roback was a highly respected public servant. During his 34-year career, he encouraged talented and promising students to consider lifetime careers in the public service. To honor Mr. Roback, his family and friends established the Herbert Roback Scholarship Fund to perpetuate his work. To fulfill this goal...View Award Program
Since 1968, the National Academy of Public Administration has recognized outstanding contributions to the literature of public administration through the presentation of the Louis Brownlow Book Award. The Award recognizes outstanding contributions on topics of wide contemporary interest to practitioners and scholars in the field of public administration. Generally, it...View Award Program
The NAPA Panel on Social Equity in Governance established the Phillip J. Rutledge Social Equity Leadership Award in 2021 in recognition of the contributions of the late Fellow Philip J. Rutledge. The NAPA Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance focuses on issues of fairness, justice, and equity in a...View Award Program