Recognizing excellence always has been a part of Kappa Delta Pi’s mission, and we consider it a privilege to recognize the important work that our volunteers and chapters do to impact their communities. The Awards for Education Excellence honor those individuals and chapters for their significant contributions to the Society and the education world.
You’re changing the world, so tell us how by applying for one of our many awards below!
To help you with completing the application(s), we are providing you with many resources—including the rubrics by which all submissions will be reviewed and scored. We encourage you to use the rubrics to make your application as strong as possible.
The annual awards (below) are for the 2015–2016 academic year, and the deadline for submissions is Sunday, May 15 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT). Winners will be notified by June 1, 2016 and will be announced on the KDP blog and social media. Recipients will receive a certificate and will also be recognized in-person at Convocation 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA from October 26–28, 2017.
- Chapter Program Award
- Phoenix Award for Chapter Improvement
- Distinguished Chapter Officer Award
- Regional Chapter Counselor Award
Chapters can submit up to five programs for consideration—one in each of the following areas: Professional Development, Membership, Fundraising, Community Service, and Communication.
Each year, we work with a number of chapters that find they have room for improvement. We are astounded by the efforts put in by chapter leaders to strengthen chapter-member engagement, establish programs meeting member needs, and identifying leadership opportunities for chapter members. Our intent with this award is to recognize those efforts and thank you for your service!
Having a strong, engaged chapter directly correlates with having strong chapter leadership. Among their various other responsibilities, chapter officers plan events, organize service projects, recruit new members, and maintain the sustainability of the chapter. The Distinguished Chapter Officer Award honors current or immediate-past officers who set positive examples for their chapters by representing the ideals of Kappa Delta Pi.
All of our 600+ chapters are eligible to submit one officer for consideration. Whose name will your chapter submit?!
Here at Headquarters, we always say (and strongly believe) that the sustainability of our chapters depends on the commitment and leadership of the dedicated Chapter Counselors and the mentoring they provide to the students and members.
How has your Chapter Counselor impacted you individually and the chapter collectively? Submit his/her name for consideration of this prestigious award!
Submissions for the above awards are reviewed by a panel of judges, and award-winning applications will be announced on Friday, June 1, 2016.
The biennial awards (below) are for the 2015–2017 biennium, and the deadline for submissions is June 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Winners will be announced on the KDP blog and social media. Recipients will receive a certificate and will also be recognized in-person at Convocation 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA from October 26–28, 2017.
- Achieving Chapter Excellence (ACE) Award
- Rising Star Award for New Chapters
- O.L. Davis, Jr. Counselor of Distinction
- Lucinda Rose Counselor Award
- Founders Awards
Established in 1995, the Achieving Chapter Excellence (ACE) Awards program recognizes KDP chapters that exhibit outstanding programming, membership, and leadership in support of the Society’s mission and strategic goals. Since its inception, chapters across the country have aspired to offer creative, purposeful programming and a full slate of chapter activities with a hope of earning this coveted award.
Find the eligibility, criteria, and requirements for the ACE Award. We encourage you to print a copy of the submission form and fill it in as you go before applying online. Applications open February 2017.
KDP welcomes several new chapters each year. The Rising Star Award for New Chapters recognizes these new groups that demonstrate outstanding management and programming in their first biennium following installation.
Chapters installed between June 1, 2012 and June 30, 2014 that have not already won this award are encouraged to apply.
Find the eligibility, criteria, and requirements for the Rising Star Award. Applications open February 2017.
This award honors Chapter Counselors with at least five years of KDP service and activity for their service, scholarship, professional development, outstanding leadership of the chapter, and mentorship of the chapter’s student leaders.
Find the eligibility, criteria, and requirements for the O.L. Davis, Jr. Counselor of Distinction Award. Applications open February 2017.
The Lucinda Rose Counselor Award, funded by Drs. Vincent and Linda McGrath, honors an exemplary Counselor and chapter leader within Kappa Delta Pi.
Find the eligibility, criteria, and requirements for the Lucinda Rose Award. This is not an open nomination award.
As a tribute to KDP’s founding members and their vision for the Society and its role in the field of education, these Founders Awards honor current educators at the local, national, or global level living these visions today.
For more information, visit the Awards and Honors page.
The Chapter Services staff looks forward to seeing all of your hard work reflected in the award applications! It is a pleasure to read about the chapter successes and about the individuals who have made a positive impact on the chapter.
For more information about the Awards for Education Excellence and to view the recipients of past awards, please check out the Recognition pages of our website.