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 will recognize the 2022 recipients during our in person celebration this October.

Last year, we recognized our 2021 Award Recipients during our second virtual Alumni Awards Celebration. You can watch that event, hereFollow along with the presenters using our digital program.

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 Awards Celebration - either before, during, or after the event, contact Marguerite Jones, Senior Director of Alumni Services, at


The deadline for 2022 nominations has passed. Check back on this site and follow us on social media in Spring/Summer 2022 when we announce those winners.

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