Thank you for your interest in applying for one of the College Excellence Program's presidential fellowships or awards.

In order to submit an application:

  • Click "Register" in the top right hand corner of this page.
  • Create a username using your institutional email address.
  • Check your email for an eligibility code and further instructions if you are applying for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence or the Excellence and Equity in Community College STEM Award.
  • If you are a new user, you will receive a verification email titled "SurveyMonkey Apply Account Verification." Please click through to create an account.
  • Once you are a registered user, you will receive an email titled "Welcome to the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program." Please click "Go to site" in the email, which will take you to the application.

To learn more about the College Excellence Program and its work, visit: If you have any issues, contact Kaitlyn You at