Awards and Scholarships
New for 2022: More ways to win...and a one-stop nomination process.
We've combined the best parts of District VII awards with the Circle of Excellence Awards.
When you enter the 2022 Circle of Excellence Awards, your entries also will be considered for Best of District VII 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.
Circle of Excellence entries can be submitted Jan. 12-March 16, 2022. Get more details here >
Recent District VII institutional award recipients
Chief Executive Officer Leadership Award
The Chief Executive Officer Leadership Award was established by District VII in 1999 to honor institutional leaders for their outstanding contributions to their campus communities and for their support of advancement at their institutions. The award also recognizes a District VII member institution president, headmaster, chancellor, system head, or other institutional CEO for their outstanding efforts to promote a public understanding and support of education.
Rising Star Award
The Rising Star Award was established in 2004 and recognizes a person with seven (7) years or less of advancement experience whose early accomplishments distinguish them as possible future leaders in the profession. The candidates should be individuals whose performance demonstrates innovation, professionalism and leadership qualities.
The Tribute Award was established by District VII in 1985 to recognize members who have maintained the highest standards of professionalism in their advancement careers and shared their expertise with members of the profession. In 2019, the award was renamed to honor our colleague Nancy Treser-Osgood who has been the consummate District VII volunteer for nearly 30 years. Winners of this award will exemplify the values Nancy has promoted through her years of volunteer service. You can read more about her here.
CASE will offer up to 3 scholarships for qualified members to attend the CASE District VII Annual Conference: reConnect West, February 27 - March 1, 2022, San Diego.
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.