In 2008 WAALM became an independent non-for-profit oranisation.
The first WAALM Awards was conducted in Budapest on October 29, 2005 through which 25 Artists and Scholars were honored. The 2nd awarding ceremony took place on 27 October 2006 with participants from 15 different nationalities and 25 awardees were honored. The 3rd WAALM Awards was contacted in London, England on 31 Oct 2008 with participation of 11 nationalities, several high level officials and diplomats.
The 4th WAALM Awards celebrated the success of another 9 outstanding individuals on 29th October 2010 and extended the mission of WAALM on Cultural Diplomacy.
The 5th WAALM Awards celebrated yet another 9 outstanding individuals on 29th October 2012 and extended the mission of WAALM on Cultural Diplomacy to 7 nationalities including Canada, Japan, Israel and South Africa.
The current number of Awardees from WAALM Academy reached the total of 105 in 2012.