Convention Awards

The following national awards are given out to various chapters and members of Alpha Phi Omega at the biennial National Convention. These awards are named after some of the Fraternity's greatest, most accomplished alumni in the awards given area. These awards are not judged on chapter size - any chapter, small or large, may win. 

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Dean Arno Nowotny National Service Award
The Dean Arno Nowotny National Service Award is presented every two years at the National Convention to the chapter with the best overall, most well-balanced service program. Click here to download the National Service Award application...

M.R. Disborough National Service to Scouting Award 
The M.R. Disborough National Service to Scouting Award recognizes the chapter with an exceptional service program to the Scouting Movement. Click here to download the National Scouting Service Award application...

Earle M. Herbert National Friendship Award 
The Earle M. Herbert National Friendship Award is presented every two years at the National Convention to the chapter which has the best overall membership program. The criteria for the award will include training activities, as well as fellowship  activities, conducted by the chapter for pledge and active members. Named in honor of Past National President Earle  M. Herbert, the award is intended to honor chapters whose program best meets the needs of the members in maintaining their affiliation with the Fraternity.  Click here to download the National Friendship Award application...

Josiah Frank National Historian Award 
The Josiah Frank Historian's Award is presented every two years at the National Convention to the chapter compiling and maintaining the best chapter history, which records and perpetuates the principles and traditions of Alpha Phi Omega. Click here to download the National Historian Award application...

Phyllis C. Tenney Excellence in Advising Award
This award recognizes service of an exemplary level over a substantial period of time to an individual chapter in the role of advisor. Click here to download the National Excellence in Advising Award application...

Howard R. Patton National Leadership Award
The Howard R. Patton National Leadership Award is presented to the chapter with the best overall leadership program as determined by the Leadership Development Reference Committee. Click here to download the National Leadership Award Application...