2021 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Education


At the ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy, awards will be presented to honor those who are making a difference in the adult literacy field.


  • Ruth J. Colvin and Frank C. Laubach Award for Excellence in Community-based Adult Literacy 

Recognizes outstanding tutor, trainer, teacher, volunteer, or program administrator

  • Ruth J. Colvin and Frank C. Laubach Award for Adult Learner Excellence 

Recognizes an outstanding adult learner

  • Award for Program Innovation and Collaboration 

Recognizes an organization for implementing a new idea or collaboration

  • NEW! Award for Distance Learning Excellence 

Recognizes accomplishments resulting from adjusting rapidly from in-person learning to a successful 

distance learning model

  • Dollar General Student of the Year Award

Recognizes an outstanding adult learner


Prize packages vary for each award but all include a commemorative gift, a free conference registration for the winner, and a financial award to defray the winner’s conference attendance costs. Winners are expected to attend the conference so they can be recognized at a luncheon on Tuesday, September 21.