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award (one) (something) for (something)

To bestow something upon one for a particular reason. Our boss awarded Joel the promotion for his experience as an actuary. The committee awarded Patricia the research grant for all of her effort this semester.
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award (someone or something) (something)

To bestow something upon someone or something. Our boss awarded Joel the promotion. The committee has awarded the city of Columbus the honor of hosting the All-Star Game.
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award (something) to (one)

To bestow something upon one. Often used in passive constructions. 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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Deadline: 01-31-05; Number Awarded: 1-2 For incoming freshmen or transfer students
Donna Faye Burchfield; Roanoke, VA 540.362.6230; Deadline: 12/01/2006; Number awarded: 8 Requirements: MFA applicants
In the traditional world of non-performance-based contracting, many awarded service contracts may appear fully automated during its post-award life cycle.
Mary Jones was awarded $50,000 for sexual harassment by her employer.
The case went to trial, and the plaintiff was awarded $60,000 in damages.
Projects are awarded in the following categories: Lumen Award of Excellence, the highest level of recognition for a permanent architectural application; Lumen Citation, a special recognition for an art installation, technical detail, portion of a single project, temporary installation or other work; Lumen Award of Merit, in recognition of a permanent architectural application; the Feltman Award, for excellence in retail merchandise lighting.
David Almond of Ciba Specialty Chemical was awarded the Ray H.
Deadline: 07/15; Number awarded: depends on number of applications
The Army Superior Unit Award, a special presentation, was awarded to the Program Executive Office (PEO) for Command, Control and Communications Tactical (C3T) for its efforts and accomplishments leading up to, and throughout operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
The Bronze Star is awarded for heroic or meritorious service, not involving aerial flight, in connection with operations against an opposing armed force.
In the case against Philip Morris, jurors in Oregon had awarded $79.5 million to the family of a janitor who smoked Marlboros for 40 years.
District winners are awarded a commemorative crystal globe and a year's free membership.
This sparkling trophy and a $10,000 scholarship is awarded to the winner of the final USA TODAY/ESPN/WBCA Top 25 Poll, and is presented at the concluding function of the WBCA National Convention.
Toset was awarded the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the recent Nishnawbe Aski Nation Business (NAN) Awards for her work as a software developer with their company, Anishinabek Computer Services.