Constellation Awards recognize educators (didactic or clinical) at three different career levels:
- Rising Stars - educators with one to five years of teaching experience
- Shining Stars - educators with six to 14 years of teaching experience
- Guiding Stars - educators with 15 or more years of teaching experience
One educator will be selected annually at each level. The awards, valued at $1,000, include a registration for the AST Educator's Conference in February and monetary support. The Constellation Awards are administered by the Foundation for Surgical Technology.
Applications are due annually on December 1.