The Award Process.

You are a Saint for taking the time and effort to seek help for someone in need.

Requests for a Steward award should be made by someone who has a professional affiliation with the candidate and has factual knowledge of his/her financial need. You do not necessarily need to work with a non-profit organization in order to request an award. However, GAH awards are made as reimbursement to a non-profit entity for paying the cost of a product or service to the Steward. 

If you represent a non-profit entity (e.g., social services organization, school, or faith-based institution), the GAH will reimburse your organization directly for the cost of the product or service. If you do not represent a non-profit (e.g., legal representative, physician, public agency), we will collaborate to identify an appropriate non-profit entity that can facilitate the award process.

The first step is to complete the Steward Referral Form. Just click the button below to get started. This form should be completed by the person who works most closely with the candidate being referred. Once the form is submitted and we confirm eligibility for an award, you will receive a second form to be completed by your candidate. 

If you have any questions, please send them to or call 202-437-4167.