AHA Society Awards
The AHA Society seeks to recognize individuals who have been at the forefront of educating the public about Alexander Hamilton and his monumental legacy. The AHA Society gives several different awards to properly recognize these individuals - find out more about these awards and previous awardees below.
Hamilton Legacy Award
The Hamilton Legacy Award is given to those who have spent a significant period of time furthering the legacy of Alexander Hamilton, either through education or awareness-building. It was first created in 2016.
To date, the following individuals have been officially designated as receipients of the Hamilton Legacy Award. To learn more about each individual, click on their names to read about their award designation and about their work on behalf of Alexander Hamilton.
National Hamilton Scholars
The National Hamilton Scholar designation was created by the AHA Society to recognize individuals who have produced extensive, quality work on Alexander Hamilton. In part a response to poor scholarship that pervades many past works on Alexander Hamilton, this designation signals to the public that these individuals' works are full of factual information and represent Hamilton fairly.
Recognition as a National Hamilton Scholar is given to those who have pursued an in-depth study of Alexander Hamilton and his life, not only through substantial reading, but also through true scholarship in the critical evaluation of information and study of original source documents. In addition to exemplary research, these individuals have produced writings that provide accurate, objective, and insightful information to the public about Alexander Hamilton. National Hamilton Scholars also make themselves available to answer research questions from the public that are fielded by the AHA Society. National Hamilton Scholars are responsible for the further growth in understanding on Alexander Hamilton's life, not only through discovering new information, but also through a broad public reach.
The AHA Society largely recognizes new National Hamilton Scholars at the annual event programs, Happy Birthday Hamilton! and CelebrateHAMILTON.
To date, the following individuals have been officially designated as National Hamilton Scholars. To learn more about each individual, click on their names to read about their award designation and about their work on Alexander Hamilton.
National Hamilton Advocates
National Hamilton Advocates are individuals dedicated to understanding Alexander Hamilton and his achievements. Advocates have taken on an active role to spread that knowledge about Alexander Hamilton to others by celebrating Alexander Hamilton's life, sharing it with others either informally or formally, reaching out to organizations and presentation venues, and supporting the AHA Society.
To date, the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society has recognized a total of eight National Hamilton Advocates, with more to be announced.
- John E. Herzog
- Richard Sylla
- David Cowen
- Leonard Zax
- David Kuder
- Arthur Piccolo
- Nolan Asch
- Antonia Chambers