NCASFAA is seeking nominations for several awards to present for the 2016-2017 year. These awards will be given during the Annual Spring Conference. If you would like to nominate a colleague for an award, please submit the nomination form below by March 3, 2017. The Shining Star Award nomination can be submitted at any time during the year and has no deadline.
Eleanor S. Morris Distinguished Service Award
The Eleanor S. Morris Distinguished Service Award is the highest award given by NCASFAA. The award is named for Eleanor S. Morris, a financial aid administrator of national reputation who served the students at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill as well as the profession admirably until her retirement. This award is presented to a financial aid administrator who has made important contributions to the Association or to the student financial aid profession. The recipient should have been involved in the Association in a variety of leadership roles: committee chair, elected officer, active member. The recipient should also have been involved in regional and state associations in a variety of roles: committee member, committee chair, possibly elected officer. Deserving nominees are reviewed and a selection is made by the Professional Recognition Committee.
Award of Merit
This award is presented to an individual who has made important contributions to the Association or to the student financial aid profession. The recipient may or may not be a member of NCASFAA or may have been actively involved in associations in addition to NCASFAA. Deserving nominees are reviewed and a selection is made by the Professional Recognition Committee.
New Member Award
This award is presented to an individual who is new to the Association (defined as being a member for three years or less) and has made significant contributions to the Association during that short tenure. Notable contributions might be organizational, technological, or other innovative improvements invoked at one’s office or directly for the organization.