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Collegian of the Year:
Transcript of Collegian of the Year:
The National Collegian of the Year Award is presented annually to the one outstanding collegiate member of Delta Sigma Pi who has exemplified the values inherent in the Ritual and perpetuated the ideals as set forth in the Purpose of the Fraternity. The award recognizes an individual for his or her contributions, achievements, participation, and personal character. The National Collegian of the Year Award is the highest honor the Fraternity can bestow on one of its collegiate members.
Am I Eligible?
Collegiate member in good standing
Nominated by a collegiate chapter of Delta Sigma Pi no later than October 15th. (Only one nominee per chapter per year.)
Sounds interesting! How do I get started?
What's the Criteria?
Chapters, regional committees, provincial committees, and national committees shall consider the following in order of importance (from greatest to least) when selecting the Collegian of the Year:
Essay outlining goals if selected as National Collegian of the Year
Degree of leadership exhibited in Delta Sigma Pi
University/community involvement and leadership
Additional essays required by the application
Attendance at inter-chapter Fraternity events including but not limited to Grand Chapter Congress, LEAD Schools, Provincial LEAD, regional initiations, chapter activations, etc
Letters of Recommendation
ability to represent the Fraternity on the national Board of Directors
honesty, integrity, and sincerity
Chapter in which you were initiated
Date of initiation
Expected graduation date
The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How!
Collegian of the Year:
Is it YOU?!
Letters of Recommendation
(Letters of recommendation must be requested by the nominee and submitted by the author via the online application process, no paper copies will be accepted.)
One letter of recommendation from a university or college official or faculty member.
One letter of recommendation from a responsible person, excluding students in attendance at any college or university or relatives of the nominee.
Submission & Selection
A chapter officer other than the nominee must complete the nomination form found in the Hub no later than October 15.
The chapter Collegian of the Year nominee must complete the application using the Awards & Recognition section of www.dspnet.org no later than November 15.
Letters of recommendation must also be submitted online no later than November 15.
One regional winner will be selected by each Regional Scholastic Development and Awards Committee. Regional winners will be reported by the regional committee chair using the Awards & Recognition section of www.dspnet.org on or before December 15.
One provincial winner will be selected by each Provincial Scholastic Development and Awards Committee. Provincial winners will be reported using the Awards & Recognition section of www.dspnet.org on or before January 15.
The National Scholastic Development and Awards Committee will select one national winner.
When the final selection has been made, the Grand President will telephone the newly selected National Collegian of the Year prior to the release of written notification by the Central Office.
a certificate in recognition of their accomplishment
recognition in The DELTASIG magazine
a $500 scholarship, made possible by Mr. and Mrs. Sidney A. Sparks, for graduate school studies that occur within five years from award date (no sooner than the fall following award)
a pearl and ruby badge
a cash award for educational purposes from the Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation made possible by the Clyde Kitchens/Thoben Elrod and Mr. and Mrs. Sidney A. Sparks Scholarship funds with the Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation
recognition at Grand Chapter Congress or a spring LEAD and in The DELTASIG
a certificate in recognition of their accomplishments.
serve as a voting member of Delta Sigma Pi’s Board of Directors for a two-year term as provided in the bylaws of the Fraternity and will receive a reimbursement account to offset expenses (up to a budgeted amount) incurred through the discharge of duties
become eligible(in lieu of the $500 Provincial scholarship) for a $5000 undergraduate or graduate scholarship from the Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation made possible by Mr. and Mrs. Sidney A. Sparks. Graduate studies must occur within five years from the award date. Payment for any remaining undergraduate studies must be for the currently enrolled or any future terms.
receive a commemorative plaque from the Fraternity.