National Alternative Break Awards

The National Alternative Break Awards are the highest honors given to alternative break programs, community partner organizations, and exemplary individuals.

It’s our privilege to highlight the remarkable work being done with alternative break programs, active citizens, and communities nationwide.

Winners in the past have secured institutional funding and staff positions as a result of their designation as national alternative break award recipients.

The Process:

Submissions will be accepted until April 16th, 2018 at 5:30 pm ET. We encourage nominators to apply for any (or all!) of the categories for National Awards.

Nominations will be vetted by National Awards Committees made up of past award winners, alternative break alumni, and former Break Away staff and Board of Directors members. Current Break Away Board and staff members are not eligible to submit nominations nor are involved in the selections process.  

Winners receive national recognition including a letter of congratulations, the presentation of an award at the 2018 ABCs, a spotlight on one of our National Conference Calls, a letter to the institution president, and complimentary Break Away products and services.

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Program of the Year

Active Citizen of the Year

Staff Person of the Year

Community Partner of the Year

T-Shirt of the Year

Special Thanks to our 2018 National Awards Committee Members


We're happy to address any questions you may have about the National Awards. You can email us or give us a call at 404.919.7482.

Check out the 2016-17 Award Winners

2016-17 Winners