This award is presented on an optional basis. The award is of extremely high importance and the recipient must have made significant contributions to the profession, association(s), or education in general. The selection is based on leadership or work on special projects. It is not required these projects last for the entire year or for an extended length of time; they could also be for a single accomplishment. Nominees may be financial aid administrators or people from related fields who merit consideration. The nominee need not be a member of MASFAA. Prior award recipients are listed below.