Alumni Association Awards

Every year, the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association presents six categories of awards to honor outstanding alumni, faculty, and friends of Johns Hopkins. Last year, our community recognized our 2022 recipients during our in person celebration on October 7, 2022 at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. Our 2023 award recipients will be recognized on Friday, October 20, 2023 in Washington, D.C.

Interested in nominating someone you know? Submit your nomination here.

Community Champion Award (formerly Community Hero)

Recognizes outstanding contributions that address critical social, economic and environmental needs throughout our society and communities, including local communities. Both individuals and groups are eligible. The nominee(s) may be either Johns Hopkins alumni (individual or group) who have impacted any community OR non-alumni (individual or group) who have impacted a Johns Hopkins institution.

Distinguished Alumnus/a Award

Honors alumni who have typified the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence and brought credit to the university by their personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service.

Global Achievement Award

Honors alumni who exemplify the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence and have brought credit to the university and their profession in the international arena through their professional achievements or humanitarian service.

Heritage Award

Honors alumni and friends of Johns Hopkins who have contributed outstanding service over an extended period to the progress of the university or the activities of the Alumni Association.

Outstanding Recent Graduate Award

Honors recent graduates of Johns Hopkins (within 10 years of graduation) for outstanding achievement or service in their professional or volunteer life. Support of Johns Hopkins may be a consideration, but not a requirement.

Public Service Award (formerly Woodrow Wilson Award)

Honors alumni who have brought credit to the university by their current or recently concluded distinguished public service as elected or appointed officials.

If you have any questions about the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Awards program, contact Marguerite Jones, Senior Director of Alumni Services, at


Nominations for 2024 Alumni Awards are open and due by December 1, 2023. Need help, or have questions? Contact us! 

Nomination Form
Fax: 410-516-6858
Mail: Johns Hopkins Alumni Awards
Johns Hopkins Development and Alumni Relations
6225 Smith Avenue, Suite 100-B
Baltimore, MD 21209