NOSS exists to assist education professionals in making a positive difference in the lives of students.


NOSS celebrates excellence by offering a variety of awards and scholarships.

Awards are presented at the annual conference.

The following information is needed to complete a nomination for an award.

  • Nominator's name, email, work phone and address
  • Nominee
    • Name of individual and/or program
    • Institution name
    • Job/position
    • Department name
    • Address
    • Work phone 
  • Specific award documentation in a single, pdf file

Comprehensive List of Award Winners


To be considered for an award, a nominee must be a member of NOSS except for the following awards: Outstanding Alumnus of a Developmental Education Program, NOSS  Award to an Administrator or Public Servant for Outstanding Support to Student Success, Martha Maxwell Student Scholarship.


Contact Glynis Mullins, NOSS President-Elect

Awards and Scholarships Information

Administrator or Public Servant for Outstanding Support to Student Success

Recognizes the special contributions and support of an individual, other than professionals working in student success programs, to student success programs.

Curtis Miles Outstanding Chapter Award

This award recognizes excellence (e.g., service, conferences, political advocacy, and professional development) in state and regional NOSS chapters.

Gladys R. Shaw Award for Outstanding Service to and Support of Student Success Programs

Recognizes long-term service to and support of programs related to student success by a NOSS member.

Henry Young Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to NOSS

Recognizes long-term contribution of service to the association by a NOSS member

Hunter R. Boylan Award for Outstanding Research by a NOSS Member

Honors recently completed non-thesis/dissertation research by a NOSS member in published or unpublished form

Martha Maxwell Student Scholarship

Supports completers of programs related to student success as they continue their college degree aspirations

Vickie Kelly Adjunct Instructor Award

Assists in defraying expenses for attendance for one adjunct at the NOSS annual conference who is employed on a part-time basis with a higher education program that supports student success

NOSS Member Conference Fee Waiver

Assists in defraying expenses for attendance of a NOSS member at the NOSS annual conference

Susan E. Hashway Outstanding Thesis/Dissertation Award

Honors recently completed thesis or dissertation research by a NOSS member

Vashti Muse and Maxine Elmont Award for Outstanding Alumnus of a Student Success Program

Recognizes an alumnus of a student success program who has distinguished himself/ herself in an educational career and other areas of life

William G. White Jr. Graduate Study Scholarship

Promotes graduate study in a student success-related field for the purpose of advancing research and/or practice in the field

NOSS, The National Organization for Student Success, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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