Awards and Scholarships
New for 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 2022 Circle of Excellence Awards, your nominations also will be considered for Best of District I recognition—at no extra cost. We're also updating all of the categories and judging criteria, and adding several categories that will be judged based on staff size.
Watch for updates and details here, and plan to participate when nominations open in January 2022.
Recent District I institutional award recipients
Each year, CASE District I recognizes outstanding individual contributions to education through volunteer leadership and professional achievement with two awards. Nominations are sought from throughout the membership, and recipients are honored at the annual District I Achievement and Accolades Awards Celebration Luncheon, which gathers together district leaders, volunteers, and conference attendees for a memorable evening. The awards bestowed on District I members include the Chief Executive Leadership Award and the Rising Star Award.
Open date: August 18th, 2021
Close date: October 6th, 2021
RISING STAR AWARD
The Rising Star Award recognizes the accomplishments of new advancement professionals 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.
CASE will offer up to 15 scholarships for qualified members to attend the CASE District I Annual Conference: Renew, March 10-11, 2022, in Boston.
In addition to receiving complimentary conference registration, each scholarship recipient will receive $250 to offset travel and lodging expenses.
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.