Awards & Nominations

US Martial Arts Hall of Fame

2015 Martial Artist of the Year

US Martial Arts Hall of Fame
World of Children Award

Honoree, 2012

World of Children Award

The World of Children Award provides funding and recognition to support life-changing work for children. By discovering and elevating only the most effective changemakers for children worldwide, we set the gold standard in child advocacy.

National Speakers Association

Winner Cavett Robert Award

National Speakers Association
Recognized as 2011 National Speakers Association Foundation Cavett Robert award for academic excellence in speech or related fields and desire to make professional speaking a part of their career.
Caring Award

Winner, 2008

Caring Award
Inspired by Mother Theresa, the Caring Institute recognizes people who personify caring and whose selfless contributions to society deserve recognition. The Caring Awards recognize and honor the contributions of great humanitarians.
President's Volunteer Service Award

Winner, 2006

President's Volunteer Service Award
The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation recognizes Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.
Caring Hall of Fame

Inducted 2008

Caring Hall of Fame
The hall of fame for caring Americans is a permanent memorial at the Frederick Douglass Museum in Washington DC dedicated to extraordinary caring people. Inductees include Caring Award recipients for their longstanding commitment to public service.
Daily Point of Light Award

Winner, Dallas Jessup, No. 3864

Daily Point of Light Award
Presented by the Points of Light Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service, the award honors individuals who have made a commitment to connect Americans through service to help meet critical needs in their communities.
Do Something! Award

Winner, 2008

Do Something! Award
The Do Something Awards honor the best young world-changers, 25 and under, that are making the world a better place. They truly represent pivotal doers in their field, cause or issue; a generation of young people who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability, and take action.
E-Chievement Award

Winner, 2010

E-Chievement Award
Etown recognizes remarkable individuals who are working hard to make a positive difference in their communities and beyond. The award celebrates the success stories of ordinary citizens accomplishing extraordinary things.
Seventeen Magazine Mission Award

Winner, 2009

Seventeen Magazine Mission Award
Recognizes people making a powerful impact and changing the world for the better.
CNN Hero

Dallas Jessup - 2007

CNN Hero
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute by CNN and Anderson Cooper honors ordinary people who make extraordinary contributions to help others. Heroes were chosen from among 7,000 nominations from 80 countries. “Recognizing the unheralded who accomplish great things” Dallas was recognized in the Young Wonder category.
Kohl's Cares for Kids

National Winner, 2009

Kohl's Cares for Kids
Kohl’s recognizes young volunteers who make their communities a better place to live; “Stand-up kids who deserve to stand out”. Dallas Jessup is one of ten national winners receiving a scholarship and donation to her non profit.
Jefferson Award for Public Service

Winner, 2009

Jefferson Award for Public Service
Founded by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for outstanding public service and celebrating the American characteristic for giving back to the community, the nation, and in some cases the world, Dallas Jessup is recognized as the Washington State award winner.
Guardian Girls Going Places Award

Winner, 2008

Guardian Girls Going Places Award
Recognizes enterprising girls who demonstrate entrepreneurship and make a difference in their schools and communities.
Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Washington State Winner, 2007

Prudential Spirit of Community Award
The award applauds young people who are already making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods. Presented by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals the award honors high school students for outstanding service to others. Washington State winner.
Huggable Hero Award

Winner, 2008

Huggable Hero Award
The award recognizes young leaders making positive contributions with extraordinary service in their communities and around the world. Presented by Build A Bear Workshop.
Teen Choice Award

2008 Nominee
Do Something Category

Teen Choice Award
One of nine nominees in the Do Something category were recognized for seeing a problem in the world and tackling it. All nominees were Do Something Brick Award national winners.
American Library Association Most Notable Video

Winner, 2008

American Library Association Most Notable Video
Recognized for her Just Yell Fire film, Dallas Jessup received the award for respect and admiration of children’s intelligence and encouraging the interests of children in exemplary ways.
American Debate Association

2009-2010

American Debate Association
Awarded Most Outstanding Novice Debater of the Year 2009-2010
Outstanding Sorority New Member

Winner, 2010

Outstanding Sorority New Member
Vanderbilt University 26th Annual Chancellor Alexander Heard Greek Awards an Alpha Omicron Pi member.
McKelvey Scholarship

Winner, 2009

McKelvey Scholarship
Created by www.monster.com founder Andy McKelvey, the scholarship recognizes students who have greatly impacted the world with their entrepreneurial efforts, for Dallas’ social entrepreneurship.
Governor's Volunteer Awards

Winner, 2009

Governor's Volunteer Awards
Regional recognition for commitment to voluntary service benefiting the state of Oregon and its people.