The Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service is awarded annually by the National Peace Corps Association to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who continue to make a sustained and distinguished contribution to humanitarian causes at home or abroad or are innovative social entrepreneurs who will bring about significant long-term change. The award honors the tremendous contributions of the first Peace Corps Director, Sargent Shriver, in founding and developing Peace Corps.
Read the announcement of the 2018 Shriver Award, and see previous award winners.
To nominate an individual for the Shriver Award, please download the Shriver Award nomination packet and submit all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Award nominations are accepted year-round; the deadline for consideration for the 2019 award is February 28, 2019.