Awards & Recognition

Now accepting applications for the 2022 awards & recognition period

Applications are now open for 2022 institutional awards and recognitions!

The application period is open until Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Apply for the Leah Meyer Austin Award

Apply for Leader College of Distinction status

Apply for Leader College status

Your institution should submit one single application. ATD will review your application and award your institution the highest distinction or award for which you are eligible.



Achieving the Dream recognizes outstanding achievement and distinction in the ATD Network with a number of annual awards, two for students and three for colleges. Nominations are reviewed by Achieving the Dream’s Awards Committee and a recommendation is made to the President’s Leadership Team for final approval. Awards winners are announced and celebrated at ATD’s annual national convening, DREAM.

DREAM Student Scholars

Harvey Lincoln Student Scholarship

Leader College

Leader College of Distinction

Leah Meyer Austin Award

Special Recognition Award

Frequently Asked Questions

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