Awards and Scholarships
New for 2022: More ways to win...and a one-stop nomination process.
We've combined the best parts of District IV 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 IV 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 IV institutional award recipients
CASE District IV members work hard throughout the year promoting the areas of alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. District IV bestows a number of special awards each year at the district’s annual meeting for individuals and institutions who continually raise the bar in their efforts to promote education.
Nomination period is closed.
Dr. E. Joseph Savoie Chief Executive Leadership Award
The Chief Executive Leadership Award recognizes a District IV member institution president, headmaster, chancellor, educational system head, or their institutional CEO for outstanding efforts to promote understanding and support of education.
Rising Star Award
The Rising Star Award recognizes the accomplishments of new advancement professionals (2-5 years) whose early success promises future leadership and achievement.
Distinguished Achievement Award
The Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes individuals making a significant commitment to the advancement profession, both by service to their institution and volunteer service to CASE and CASE District IV.
Milestone Service Awards
Milestone Service Awards recognize District IV professionals who have enhanced educational services and opportunities through their commitment of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, or 45 years to the field of institutional advancement.
Hall of Fame Award
The Hall of Fame award recognizes retired professionals who have provided outstanding service to their institutions, to CASE District IV, to the advancement profession, and to higher education.
John T. Shamblin Jr. Top Hand Award
A special award made as appropriate by the District to individuals who are not in the educational advancement profession, but who have given extraordinary service to the profession and to District IV
CASE will offer up to 19 scholarships for qualified members to attend the CASE District IV Annual Conference: March 13-15, 2022, in Dallas.
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.