Awards and Scholarships
New for 2022: More ways to win...and a one-stop nomination process.
We've combined the best parts of District VIII 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 VIII 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 VIII institutional award recipients
The Individual Achievement Awards, formerly known as the Professional Awards, recognize the best accomplishments of advancement professionals and education leaders on behalf of their institutions. These accomplishments exemplify standards by which we compare our work, and educate and inspire ourselves to greater success.
2021 Rising Star Award - Alumni Relations
2021 Rising Star Award - Philanthropy
2021 Rising Star Award - Communications & Marketing
2021 Rising Star Award - Advancement Services
Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award honors individuals for outstanding service to the district. The service may come in any number of ways, including conference leadership and/or speaker; exceptional volunteer role, such as a lengthy record of designing/producing materials for conferences; and distinguished service in a volunteer leadership role).
The Chief Executive Leadership Award recognizes a CASE VIII member institution president or head, chancellor, educational system head, or CEO for outstanding efforts to promote the understanding and support of education.
Rising Star Awards
Rising Star Awards honor individuals with 3 to 5 years of experience in the advancement professions of alumni relations, communications and marketing, advancement services, and philanthropy, recognizing the accomplishments of those whose early success bodes well for future leadership and achievement.
Only one award in each of the four categories will be presented:
- Alumni Relations
- Communications and Marketing
- Advancement Services
CASE will offer up to 14 scholarships for qualified members to attend the CASE District VIII Annual Conference: Reimagine, March 30 - April 1, 2022, in Vancouver, BC.
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.