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award to

To bestow something upon someone. A noun can be used between "award" and "to." Our boss awarded the promotion to Joel. The All-Star Game has been awarded to the city of Columbus.
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award something (to someone) (for something)

 and award (someone) something (for something)
to give a prize or reward to someone (for something). The committee awarded a plaque to Andy for his loyalty. They awarded prizes for efficiency to two different people.

award something to someone or something

[for a judge or other legal entity] to decide in favor of a person or group. The judge awarded the judgment to the plaintiff. The jury awarded a large sum to the smaller company.
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The 1,553 individual awards given by IES Abroad during the 2009-2010 academic year made IES Abroad one of the largest awarders of scholarships for overseas study, both in terms of total dollars and numbers of students assisted.
Professor Palmer-Cooper has been working on the project for two and a half years with the help of residents and support from Defra and a number of other sponsors and grant awarders.
Some awarders judged that the limited time available in Year 12 (the lower sixth form) to study for AS examinations could be the cause of some answers being limited in one or more ways.
Some awarders judged that the limited time available in Year 12 (lower sixth form) to study for AS examinations could be the cause of some answers being limited in one or more ways.
Caldera said the contract "may be with one vendor, or a consortium of vendors who will provide the technology package, run the help desk, and sign up the schools that will be the providers of the course content and awarders of degrees.
One of the many good news items emanating from the 1991 ceremony, where security was at an all-time high, was the outstanding patience and cooperation of the numerous awarders, awardees, and other attending VIPs.