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Awards and Scholarship Nominations: March 15 Deadline

Posted By NAEP, Friday, March 4, 2016

There is still time to submit nominations for the 2015 National Awards and for the three NAEP Scholarships. March 15 is the deadline for filing your nominations for these honors. The awards are in recognition of contributions made to NAEP and to the procurement profession as a whole. Winners will be announced at NAEP’s 95th Annual Meeting, May 22-25, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas.
The following national awards are currently available:

  • Bert C. Ahrens Achievement Award
    Recognizes outstanding contributions to NAEP over the lifetime of a procurement career. This is the highest form of recognition by NAEP.
  • Distinguished Service Award
    Recognizes extraordinary service to an institution, the higher education community, NAEP, or to the purchasing profession at a regional or national level.
  • Neil D. Markee Communicator of the Year
    Recognizes outstanding contribution to the profession during the year through the written or spoken word.
  • Bob Ashby Mentor of the Year
    Recognizes outstanding service as a mentor to a member of NAEP.
  • Young Professional in Procurement Award
    Recognizes the efforts and contributions to procurement from an outstanding young professional who has fewer than 10 years of experience OR under 40 years old.
  • Volunteer of the Year Award
    Acknowledges and recognizes the voluntary achievements of a member who has contributed time and resources to benefit the overall goals of the association
  • NAEP Award of Excellence in Procurement
    Awarded to an institution on the basis of the procurement department's contribution to, and support of, the mission of their institution.

Have a question about these awards? Contact NAEP or Awards Committee Program Chair Denise Finn, University of Kentucky. Nominations close on March 15, 2016.


NAEP offers continuing education scholarships for deserving procurement professionals and their dependents to further their education. Apply by March 15th for one of these two scholarships.

Each year NAEP offers scholarship money for you to continue your professional development with NAEP coursework. In 2016, scholarships are available in the following regions: Great Lakes, Great Plains, Michigan, Northwest, Pacific, Rocky Mountain, and TOAL.

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