Distinguished Service AwardPurpose:

The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding contributions to the welfare of children and youth, or to a PTA association.


Recipients must be PTA members who have been awarded a New York State Honorary Life Member Award. The Distinguished Service Award may be given only by the New York State PTA or by its regions, councils or units.


The completed application form should be accompanied by a check for $75.00  made payable to New York State PTA and a letter explaining why the applicant is being honored. 

Selection Criteria:

The award is given to PTA officers or members who have served faithfully, but it is reserved chiefly for those who have devoted exemplary service to the maintenance and growth of the PTA. Service to children and youth may encompass work within the community and/or school.


Recipient of the award receives a certificate and a Distinguished Service Pin.


The application form, letter and accompanying payment must be received in the New York State PTA office at least four weeks prior to the presentation of the award.

Submit to:

NYS PTA, One Wembley Court, Albany, NY 12205-3830

NYS PTA Distinguished Service Award Application 

To avoid longer mail delays, you can opt to submit your application(s) (where available) via Google Form and pay using a credit card at this link: https://nyspta.memberhub.com/store/items/3975 (Please note a credit card processing fee will be added in the amount of .59 cents per transaction plus 3.95% at checkout.).