Provost’s Distinguished Staff Award

The Office of the Provost is pleased to honor deserving Georgetown University Main Campus staff and AAP members through the Provost’s Distinguished Staff Award.

Four awardees each year (two in the fall and two in the spring) will receive a $2,500 cash award and a one-year designation as the Provost’s Distinguished Staff Member. Nominations may be submitted by students, staff, or faculty members.


To be eligible for the Provost’s Distinguished Staff Award, nominees must:

  • Have completed at least one year of full-time employment as an exempt or non-exempt staff/AAP employee at Georgetown University
  • Be employed by Georgetown University at the time of the final selection
  • Have not received this award previously 

Award Criteria

Nominees should have demonstrated distinction in going above and beyond for another member of the community or the community at large. Areas of distinction could include, but are not limited to:

  • Building community engagement with the local community
  • Effectively supporting student success inside or outside the classroom
  • Bringing national recognition to Georgetown University
  • Exemplary service to Georgetown University
  • Introducing an innovation to the university community
  • Promoting inclusive and diverse equitable communities
  • Promoting “Cura Personalis” or other Jesuit values
  • Selfless act of generosity to another member of the community
  • Instituting efficiencies or process improvements to the university

How to Nominate

Any faculty, staff, or student at Georgetown can use this form to nominate a Main Campus staff/AAP member for the award. Nominations are due on January 31 and September 30 of each year, with selections announced by February 28 and October 31. Any nomination not selected for an award will automatically roll into the next awards cycle.

Process for Selection of Awardees 

The Main Campus Caucus of the elected Staff/AAP Advisory Council will select three rotating members of its caucus to serve as the selection committee PLUS a member of the Provost’s Office staff and the HR staff. 

If a direct report of a Main Campus Caucus selection committee member has been nominated, the member will recuse themselves from that selection round. Additionally, Main Campus Caucus members will not be eligible for the award while they are serving on the Staff/AAP Council. If a committee member is unable to serve, a representative from the Office of the Provost will fill in for them.

Award Amount and Distribution

The Main Campus Caucus selection committee will offer four awards of $2,500 each through the Provost Distinguished Staff Awards program. The monetary award will be disbursed through GMS and is categorized as taxable income. Any stipulations/voluntary deductions awardees have for their income, such as retirement or metro benefit contributions, will impact this payment. 

Award winners (and their nominators) will be contacted by email by the Main Campus Caucus.