If a student was awarded last year, do they need to submit again this year?

No. While the award program is open annually to students, a student may only receive a recognition award once. If previously awarded, they will not be invited to resubmit. However, the award never expires and previously awarded students can qualify for another program if they were not previously awarded–for example, the first-generation program introduced in 2024. 

Learn about the National Recognition Programs.