Awards and Scholarships
Continued from 2022: More ways to win...and a one-stop nomination process.
We've combined the best parts of District I awards with the Circle of Excellence Awards. When you enter the Circle of Excellence Awards, your entries also will be considered for Best of District I recognition—at no extra cost. We've also updated all of the categories and judging criteria, and added several categories that will be judged based on staff size.
Nominations closed on March 15, 2023. Get more details here >
Recent District I institutional award recipients
RISING STAR AWARD
The Rising Star Award recognizes the accomplishments of new District I advancement professionals who has:
- less than five years of advancement experience
- Demonstrates the potential for leadership in the areas of Advancement Services, Alumni Relations, Philanthropy, or Communications and Marketing.
It honors the accomplishments of those whose early success promises future leadership and achievement.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD
The Chief Executive Leadership Award has been established to honor institutional leaders for:
- Outstanding contributions to their campus communities
- Efforts promoting public understanding of education
- Support of advancement at their campuses.
Nominees must have demonstrated the ability to increase their institution’s stature in the community and to establish a positive image for their institution while leading it to even higher levels of success.
Opportunity and Inclusion Award
The Opportunity and Inclusion Award, established in 2022, recognizes an advancement professional who displays leadership in fostering inclusion and diversity within the profession, on their campus, and/or within the surrounding community.
Recipients will possess the following criteria:
- A demonstrated and sustained passion for the advancement of diversity.
- A demonstrated and sustained contribution to increasing diversity within their institution and community.
- A demonstrated and sustained commitment to the progression, career advancement, and promotion of diverse, new leaders in the profession.
- Achievements in support of diversity plan goals and/or demonstrated diversity improvement effort.
CASE will offer scholarships for qualified members to attend the District I Annual Conference 2024, March 13–15, in Boston, MA.
The scholarship covers the conference registration fee.
All CASE members are welcome to apply. Preference for scholarships will be given to people who meet any of these criteria:
- Never attended a CASE conference.
- From an under-represented population.
- New to educational advancement.
- New to a leadership role.
- Student who is planning a career in educational advancement.