19 June 2013
Nominations for the awards listed below are solicited from the membership and the awards are presented at the EASFAA Annual Conference.
Life Membership (Honorary Life Membership)
EASFAA's highest award is given to individuals who have made an outstanding and sustained contribution to student financial aid. Nominations may be made by any member of the Association. Approval by a majority of voting members of Regional Council. Recognition is given at annual conference.
Given to individuals who have made significant contributions to EASFAA through leadership, activities, and/or research in financial aid. Recognizes service to our Association over a period of professional involvement, not a single event or activity. Awarded no more often than once a year at the annual conference. Awarded only at such times as a suitable recipient is clearly identified. Nominations may be made by any member of the Association. Nominations are reviewed by a committee consisting of the immediate past president, the president-elect, and the vice president. One or more names may be recommended to the Regional Council. Approval by a majority vote of the Council necessary to give the award. (This award is not intended as recognition for EASFAA officers for their service in office alone.)
May be given annually to recognize individual(s) who has (have) provided outstanding leadership to the Association or to an Association activity in the preceding year. Given at the annual conference. Nominees are determined by the Executive Committee and State Representatives and one or more names may be submitted to the Regional Council. Recipient(s) must be approved by a majority vote of the Council. (This award is not intended to recognize the President of the Association for his/her year in Office.)
Awarded to recognize individual(s) for outstanding service performed to our Association as a non-elected volunteer. Nominees are determined by the Executive Committee and State Representatives and one or more names submitted to the Regional Council. Recipient(s) must be approved by a majority vote of the Council.
President's Recognition for Service to the Association
Given at the discretion of the president to recognize service to the Association within a given year by officers, committee chairs, committee members, or others. Presented at the annual conference. (Such recognition does not preclude receipt of an Association Award.)
Given at the discretion of the president to any committee(s) of the Association determined to have made an outstanding contribution to the activities of the Association within a particular year. Given at the annual conference
This award is given at the discretion of the President to one of the state representatives currently serving on EASFAA Council and is in recognition of outstanding service and support for the goals and objectives of EASFAA at the state level. This recognition does not preclude receipt of any other Association Award. It is given at the annual conference.
For member of the Association retiring from full-time professional work, whose most recent career has been in financial aid, and whose service to the profession is at least fifteen years. The recipient must have or will be retired within twelve months from the last EASFAA conference. Eligible retirees may be any member of the Association. Recognition will be made at the annual conference.
Fifteen, Twenty, Twenty-Five Year Service Recognition
Recognition of a professional career in student financial aid for periods of at least the time specified for each level. Designated by special ribbon for name badge at the annual conference and by recognition at the annual business meeting or some other suitable time during the conference. Recipients determined by question on conference registration form and appropriate ribbon provided with conference packet.
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