2017 - Student Paper Award
Melyssa-Anne Stricklin (Texas A&M, Dr. Gary Ellis) - winner
Victoria Povilaitis (University of Toronto, Dr. Katherine Tamminen) - finalist
Jane Hurly (University of Alberta, Dr. Gordon Walker) - finalist
 
2016 - Dissertation Award
Mariela Fernandez (Clemson University, Dr. Kimberly Shinew) - winner
Matt Ostermeyer (University of Arizona) - finalist
Gareth Jones (North Carolina State University) - finalist
 
2015 - Student Paper Award
Dave Drewery (University of Waterloo, Dr. Ron McCarville)
Alex Schleuter (University of Minnesota, Dr. Ingrid Schneider) - finalist
Lisa Groshong (University of Missouri, Dr. Sonja A. Wilhelm)  - finalist
 
2014 - Dissertation Award
J. Adam Berco (Clemson University, Dr. Jeffrey Hallo) - winner
Lara Fenton (University of Alberta, Dr. Gordon Walker) - finalist
Liza Berdychevsky (University of Florida, Dr. Heather Gibson)  - finalist
 
2013 - Student Paper Award
Chelsea Phipps (East Carolina University, Dr. Nelson Cooper) - winner
Shintaro Kono (University of Illinois, Dr. Kim Shinew) - finalist
Kimberly Lopez (University of Waterloo, Dr. Sherry Dupuis)  - finalist
 
2012 - Dissertation Award
Rebecca Stanfield McCown (University of Vermont, Dr. Robert Manning) - winner
Austin Anderson (Indiana University, Dr. Rasul Mowatt) – finalist
Brooke N. Burk (University of Illinois, Dr. Kim Shinew) - finalist
 
2011 - Student Paper Award
Steve Cooksey - winner
 
2008 - Student Paper Award
Catherine Dorwart (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) - winner
Sanghee Chun (Indiana University) - finalist
 
2005 - Dissertation Award
Andrew Kaczynski - winner
Ben Amsden - finalist
 
2004 - JPRA Paper Award
Andrew Mowen & Alan Graefe - winners
Yoshi Iwasaki - finalist
 
2003 - Dissertation Award
Sarah Nicholls (Texas A&M University, Dr. John Crompton) - winner
Paul Whitworth (University of Utah, Dr. Gary Ellis) - finalist
Mark Ivy (North Carolina State University, Dr. Roger Moore) - finalist
 
2002 - Student Paper Award
Andrew Kaczynski (University of Waterloo) - winner
Sarah Nicholls (Michigan State University) - finalist
 
2001 - Practitioner Paper Award
Nathaniel Wilkins - winner
Roy Wilson - finalist
 
2000 - Dissertation Award
Seong-Seop Kim - winner
 
1999 - Practitioner Paper Award
Reco Bembry (Seattle, WA) - winner
 
1998 - Student Paper Award
Charlayne T. Smith - winner
 
1997 - Dissertation Award
Lawrence L Ham (Temple University) - winner
 
1996 - Student Paper Award
Lorina Espericueta-Schultz - winner
 
1995 - Student Paper Award
Stacey Lynn McKay - winner
Susan J. Boliski - finalist
Lisa L. Love - finalist
 
1992 - Dissertation Award
Mark Searle - winner
 
1991 - Practitioner Paper Award
Leon Younger (Lake Metro Parks, OH) - winner
Harriet Christiansen (Cordova, AK) - finalist
Steve Baldwin (Atlanta, GA) & Dan Dustin (San Diego State University) finalists
 
1991 - Student Paper Award
Kelly Jay McKay (Texas A&M University) - winner
Steve Montez (Southern Illinois University) - finalist
Jill Decker (Texas A&M University) - finalist
 
1989 - Dissertation Award
Bruce Wicks (University of Illinois) - winner
 
1989 - Practitioner Paper Award
Jeff Hayward - winner
 
1988 - Student Paper Award
David Osborne (Penn State University) - winner