The Athabasca University Alumni Awards celebrate the success of AU alumni and students and the professional and community achievements they are making, wherever they happen to live.
The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes the accomplishments of an AU graduate who brings honour and prestige to the University. The recipient of this award is selected based on evidence of outstanding contributions to any field of human endeavor, or extraordinary contributions to his or her community.
The Rising Star Award recognizes an AU graduate who has demonstrated leadership and significant contributions to an area of expertise early in his or her career. The recipient will have shown significant success at an early age or in a new industry.
The Volunteer Service Award recognizes an AU graduate who has demonstrated a spirit of volunteerism and community service through active, unpaid involvement in and contributions to his or her community.
The Future Alumni Award recognizes the leadership, service and potential of a current AU student who has completed a minimum of 15 course credits at AU. The recipient of this award will have demonstrated academic excellence and substantial contributions to his or her community or career while balancing the demands of student life.