Justice, Fairness, Inclusion, and Performance.

Award Programs

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.

Our award programs include:

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National Public Service Award

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...

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Rosslyn Kleeman Keeper of the Flame Award

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...

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The Elliot L. Richardson Prize

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...

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The George Graham Award for Exceptional Service to the Academy

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...

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The Herbert Roback Scholarship

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...

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The Louis Brownlow Book Award

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...

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The Philip J. Rutledge Social Equity Leadership Award

Through this award, the Academy recognizes and celebrates the contributions of the late Academy Fellow Philip J. Rutledge. Professor Rutledge was the founding chair of the Academy's Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance, the Social Equity Leadership Conference, and the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Social Equity Luncheon...

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