NAFSA believes that international education fosters understanding and respect among people of diverse backgrounds and perspective, as articulated in our association’s Mission, Vision, and Values. Our community members who have a sustained impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion deserve recognition as they show us models and practices to further this Mission. This award honors a NAFSA member who has shown sustained commitment to this Mission by advocating for the interests of under-represented populations; improving recruitment and retention of under-represented populations; or incorporating diversity or anti-oppression training in international education programming. NAFSA welcomes nominations from the United States and from the international education community worldwide. As recommended by the NAFSA Board of Directors, one Award for Impact in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in International Education can be given each year.
Nominations for the 2023 awards closed on February 1. Nominations for the 2024 awards will be accepted in late fall.