The Armstrong deskpiece may be purchased separately. (If the awards in the combination set are purchased separately, all pieces must be given to the same student.) The deskpiece is made of white marble (3″ x 3″ base, 3 1⁄4″ tall).
To preserve the integrity of the Armstrong Award, schools are limited to one set of student awards per year or two in the event of a tie. Many schools honor additional students with the Woody Herman Jazz Award.