HALL OF FAME AWARD
The HALL OF FAME AWARD is presented to members based upon their individual achievement in the field of education and their unique service and diligence in carrying out the mission of NABSE.
MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD
The MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD is bestowed upon teachers whose innovative teaching techniques have led to an increase in student achievement through demonstrating unparalleled commitment and innovation toward enhancing the quality of instruction in the classroom.
PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR AWARD
The PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR AWARD is bestowed upon principals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills that have led to a greater sense of student, teaching staff, and parental community support.
W.E.B. DUBOIS HIGHER EDUCATION AWARD
The W.E.B. DuBOIS HIGHER EDUCATION AWARD is bestowed upon individuals or organization who are actively promoting or advocating higher education for African Americans, through research, instruction, funding/scholarships, or guidance and counseling, or who quest for equity and equal opportunity to learn.
MARCUS FOSTER DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR AWARD
The MARCUS FOSTER DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR AWARD is bestowed upon individuals who have exercised exceptional leadership qualities and who, through their talents, have made systemic impacts in the field of education.
JOSEPH E. HILL SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
The JOSEPH E. HILL SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD is bestowed upon current superintendents who have demonstrated a quality of leadership that resulted in significant positive outcomes for students of African descent.
SCHOOL BOARD/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD
The SCHOOL BOARD/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD is bestowed upon a local school board or a school board member that has demonstrated an unswerving commitment to representing and facilitating the educational needs of school children of African descent.
IDA B. WELLS RISK TAKER AWARD
The IDA B. WELLS RISK TAKER AWARD is bestowed upon individuals who have undergone great personal and professional sacrifice in the service of educational advancement for African Americans.
LIVING LEGEND AWARD
The LIVING LEGEND AWARD is bestowed upon leaders in the African American community with a demonstrated commitment to local, regional or national progression of the African American community.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is bestowed upon individuals in recognition of their outstanding lifetime efforts and achievements to the African American community and the community-at-large.