FSU Alumni Association

The Inspire Award

The Inspire Award for FSU Women of Distinction

The Inspire Award recognizes alumnae who have distinguished themselves as leaders within their industry and whose hard work and determination serves as an inspiration to current students and young alumni at Florida State University. 

2022 Nominations for The Inspire Award are now under review!

Our 2022 honorees will be celebrated during the 6th presentation of The Inspire Awards in March of 2022, in conjunction with Women’s History Month.



  • A woman who has “shattered the glass ceiling” in her career

Demonstrated success in her profession
Risen “in the ranks” in her field or created her own exceptional opportunity

  • A woman who has proven to be a mentor to others

Served as a volunteer or mentor in her profession

  • A woman who has given of her time, talents and treasure back to FSU

Served on her college board or other FSU board
Demonstrated philanthropy to FSU
Volunteered to speak to classes or mentor students

  • A woman who is a leader in her community

Served on community boards
Promoted or inspired others during her career

A complete nomination includes:
1. Nomination form
Please provide accurate and current information for the nominee and the nominator.
2. Narrative Responses
Please answer our five (5) short narrative responses (1000 words or less) about why you feel this individual should be considered for this award.

Important Dates

October 4 – Nominations Open

November 21 – Nominations Close

December – Nomination review and selection period

January – Honorees announced

March – Honorees celebrated at The Inspire Awards in Tallahassee


For more information about The Inspire Award, please contact Joanna White, Assistant Director of Programs, Scholarships & Awards at jwhite9@fsu.edu.



Is your organization interested in sponsoring the 2022 Inspire Awards?

Click HERE for the 2021/2022 Sponsorship Packet.

Please email the completed form to Whitney Powers at wpowers@fsu.edu.


Past recipients of The Inspire Award


2020 Recipients

2019 Recipients 

2018 Recipients

2017 Recipients 

2016 Recipients