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. This year, our community recognized our 2022 recipients during our in person celebration on October 7 at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. 

Interested in nominating someone you know? Our nomination timeline has closed for 2023, but visit is in early fall 2023 to submit your nominations for 2024. 

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 2023 Alumni Awards are now closed. Our 2024 nominations window will open in late 2023. Need help, or have questions? Contact us! 

Fax: 410-516-6858
Mail: Johns Hopkins Alumni Awards
San Martin Center, Second Floor
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218-2696