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Service Awards

Now accepting nominations: Deadline October 19, 2018. 

Legacy Award

This award recognizes outstanding SWASAP members who: Demonstrated a significant contribution to the area of educational equity Exhibits professionalism and leadership through current and/or previous endeavors

Inspires innovation and/or influences positive change in the world around them

Demonstrates leadership through dedication and service to SWASAP and the TRIO community

Nomination Procedures

  • Complete Nomination Form
  • Provide a narrative about the nominee on a separate sheet of paper addressing the following:
  • Describe and outline the nominee’s length of service to TRIO programs
  • Provide other pertinent information supporting the nomination
  • Provide a photo of the nominee

Application and all supporting documents must be received by October 19, 2018 by 5pm (CST).


Outstanding Service Award

This award recognizes outstanding SWASAP members who: Demonstrated continuing dedication to ensure educational equity Professionalism in implementing services or activities in his/her program and community

Their contributions to the TRIO community go above and beyond what is expected for the success of his/her students and respective program

Excelled in providing services to TRIO and/or to SWASAP at the local, state, or regional levels

Nomination Procedures

  • Complete Nomination Form
  • Provide a narrative about the nominee on a separate sheet of paper addressing the following:
  • Describe and outline the nominee’s length of service to TRIO programs
  • Provide other pertinent information supporting the nomination
  • Provide a photo of the nominee


Application and all supporting documents must be received by October 19, 2018 by 5pm (CST).


Rising Star Award

This award recognizes outstanding SWASAP members who:

Worked in TRIO Programs for three years or less

Excelled in providing services to TRIO and/or to SWASAP at the local, state, or regional levels.

Nomination Procedures

  • Complete Nomination Form
  • Provide a narrative about the nominee on a separate sheet of paper addressing the following:
  • Describe and outline the nominee’s length of service to TRIO programs
  • Provide other pertinent information supporting the nomination
  • Provide a photo of the nominee


Application and all supporting documents must be received by October 19, 2018 by 5pm (CST).



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