Excellence in Education (EIE) Awards



The Excellence in Education (EIE) Awards acknowledge exceptional college work in support of the VCCS mission. The Excellence in Education awards program provides an annual opportunity to showcase, celebrate, and share ideas and innovations across the VCCS that contribute to improving student outcomes and reaching our strategic goals.


The Award

The Excellence in Education Awards is a celebration, acknowledgement and affirmation of the tremendous work that so many are doing to serve our students and communities. 

The New Horizons Excellence in Education Awards will utilize nominations for these honors.

Please note: All cash prize award funds will be transmitted from the System Office to the business office of the winner’s college for disbursement; funds will not be made payable directly to awardees by the VCCS System Office.



Any VCCS employee may be nominated for an award.


Excellence in Education Awards Categories

Award Categories vary year-to-year and will be updated when nominations open.


Nomination Process

Instructions on the nomination process will updated when nominations open.


Nomination Due Date and Announcements

Applications are now closed. Stay tuned for a systemwide announcement when application/nomination submissions re-open. The recipient(s) and college president(s) will be notified confidentially prior to the public announcement during the annual New Horizons conference in the Spring.



For questions related to the Excellence in Education Awards, contact the VCCS Student Success Center at StudentSuccess@vccs.edu.