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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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Avila University Cindy Freeman; Kansas City, MO 816.501.2478; athletics.asp?ID=33 Deadline: 04/25/2007; Number awarded: 30 Requirements: The scholarships at our university for the dance team members are quite generous.
Ballet Yuma Kathleen Sinclair; Yuma, AZ 928.314.4762; Deadline: 08/05/2006; Number awarded: up to 5 Requirements: Post high school graduate looking for additional training and performing opportunities; male and female dancers can apply Scholarship money pays for: Special workshops, travel expenses, tuition for classes
Cangelosi Dance Centre Kris Cangelosi; Baton Rouge, LA 225.291.4587; Deadline: 08/14/2006; Number awarded: 4 Requirements: Male and female dancers post high school looking to perform and extend their training Scholarship money pays for: Choreography, special workshops, tuition for classes
Abraham Lilienfield Award: Marian Passannante, PhD John Snow Award: Donald Burke, MD Public Health Practice Award: Prevention Research Centers Wade Hampton Frost Award: Aaron Blair, PhD
Sarah Samuels Memorial Award: Angela Tagtow, MS, RD, LD Student Abstract Award: Travis Hyams, MPH
Chair's Award: Brian Martin, PhD, MBA Excellence in Health Administration: Stephen Williams, MEd, MPA Research to Practice Award: Janina Morrison, MD, MPH Rising Star Award: Regina Gervin Student Achievement Award: Shreya Roy W.C.
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