NADE celebrates excellence by offering 19 awards, grants, and scholarships. All have a nomination submission deadline of November 1.

For details about the awards process, how to put together your awards packet, and where to submit your application packet, please click on the PDF file “General Application Procedures” under Resources below. If you have any questions, please send them to Tammy Bishop at

Tammy Bishop
Awards Committee Chair
Wayne Community College
PO Box 8002
Goldsboro, NC 27533
Ph: (919) 739-6826



Award, grant, scholarship information [docx]
General application procedures [docx]
Considerations for NADE awards [docx]
Cover page for nominations [word] [pdf]
Past award winners [pdf]

Award application information

Administrator or Public Servant for Outstanding Support to Developmental Education [pdf]

Recognizes the special supporting role of individuals other than Developmental Education professionals to the field of Developmental Education

Anne Ferguson Award for Professional Development [pdf]

Enables a NADE member to pursue professional development. Recognizes a NADE member who has excelled in professional development (e.g., instructional design, research/evaluation, individual/departmental/institutional growth)

Cengage Adjunct Faculty Advocate Grant [docx]

Supports attendance of adjunct personnel at the NADE annual conference

Curtis Miles Award to an Outstanding Established Chapter [pdf]

Recognizes excellence in state and regional chapters that have been in existence for at least six years

Gladys R. Shaw Outstanding Service to Developmental Education Students [pdf]

Recognizes long-term service to developmental education students by a NADE member

Henry Young Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to NADE [pdf]

Recognizes long-term contribution of service to NADE

Hunter R. Boylan Outstanding Research/Publication Award [pdf]

Honors significant scholarly contributions to the field of Developmental Education

Journal of Developmental Education Outstanding Article Award

Recognizes the outstanding article published in the Journal of Developmental Education since the previous conference. (Awarded by JDE)

John Champaign Memorial Award for Outstanding Developmental Education Program [pdf]

Recognizes excellence in a Developmental Education program or one of its components

Kellogg Institute-NADE Scholarship [pdf]

Enables a member to attend the Kellogg Institute for intensive work on current topics and state-of-the-art strategies for Developmental Education and Learning Assistance

Martha Maxwell Developmental Education Student Scholarship [pdf]

Supports graduates of Developmental Education programs as they continue their college degree aspirations

Maxine Elmont Award for Outstanding Alumnus of a Career Associate Program [docx]

Recognizes an alumnus of a career program who has distinguished himself/herself in an educational career and other areas of life

NADE Adjunct Instructor Conference Fee Waiver [docx]

Supports attendance of adjunct personnel at the NADE annual conference

Outstanding New Chapter [pdf]

Recognizes excellence in state and regional chapters that have been in existence for fewer than six years

Outstanding Proposed Research [pdf]

Supports future non-thesis or dissertation research or research in progress by a NADE member

Outstanding Research Conducted by a Developmental Education Practitioner [pdf]

Honors recently completed non-thesis/dissertation research by a NADE member

Susan E. Hashway Outstanding Thesis/Dissertation Award [pdf]

Honors recently completed thesis or dissertation research by a NADE member

Vashti Muse Award for Outstanding Alumnus of a Developmental Education Program [pdf]

Recognizes graduates of a Developmental Education program who have distinguished themselves in their continued studies and in their careers

William G. White Jr. Graduate Study Scholarship [pdf]

Promotes graduate study in Developmental Education for the purpose of advancing research and/or practice in the field



What's New

NADE Digest, Fall – 2016

“The New (Old) NADE”

  • A Position Paper by the Executive Board on the State of the Association
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Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Remedial Educators Warn of
    Misconceptions Fueling a Reform Movement
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NADE Executive Board comment on the Higher Education Reauthorization Act
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Journal of Developmental Education Outstanding Articles:

  • Addressing Flawed Research in
    Developmental Education
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  • Effective Student Assessment and Placement: Challenges and Recommendations
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The College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) is pleased to announce that our second white paper, Assessment of Learning Assistance Programs is now available online for free download.

The Terrain of College Reading (CRLA Whitepaper)

A Common Framework for Remedial Reporting: Response to Remedial Reporting Task Force Recommendations. Download PDF.

A Cure for Remedial Reporting Chaos: Why the U.S. Needs a Standard Method for Measuring Preparedness for the First Year of College. Download PDF


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