Awards and Scholarships
New for 2022: More ways to win...and a one-stop nomination process.
We've combined the best parts of District V 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 V 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 V institutional award recipients
Chief Executive Leadership Award
The award is an opportunity for CASE to applaud and promote the work and contributions of our top educational executives.
Mike Ziemianksi Distinguished Service Award
Formerly the CASE V Distinguished Service Award, the honor was established in 1980 and renamed in 2019 for Ziemianski, a long-time District V volunteer who died in June 2019. The annual award recognizes advancement professionals who have given outstanding service to District V for at least five years.
CASE will offer up to 14 scholarships for qualified members to attend the CASE V Conference: Reunited, Dec. 12-14, 2021, in Chicago.
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.