The Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Awards program consists of six awards honoring alumni for their exceptional service and commitment to their communities and to the School.

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Formerly known as the Alumni Achievement Award, recognizes alumni who have significantly improved the human condition at the local, state/provincial, national, or international level. 


Recognizes alumni under the age of 40 who have stood out as leaders or catalysts for change and who have made meaningful differences to individuals, organizations, or governments.


Recognizes alumni who have made exceptional contributions to the School by volunteering their time, creativity, and energy


Recognizes one regional network or shared interest group (SIG) each year that has significantly strengthened the alumni community.


Recognizes alumni who have demonstrated long-term commitments to the HKS community through annual support of any amount.  


 Recognizes alumni who have clearly defined a problem and provided a solution that includes metrics to measure impact.