2017 WASFAA Sister Dale Brown Summer Institute
June 5-9, 2017
University of Nevada, Reno
PacFAA is pleased to share information about WASFAA's 2017 Sister Dale Brown Summer Institute (SDBSI). Summer Institute is a 5 day training on financial aid administration. Three tracks are available: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Each track will receive specialized training from NASFAA University and WASFAA created curriculum. Using the NASFAA University materials allow each participate that graduates from SDBSI to credential in provided topics at no additional cost. In addition to training sessions, participate will work on case studies and network in small groups lead by our experienced faculty.
WASFAA's premier training event - the annual conference - is fast approaching. WASFAA is offering scholarship opportunities. Don't delay - - apply today!
Scholarship covers: Registration fees, transportation, and hotel accommodations. Membership fee will be the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.
Timeline: March 3 - conference scholarship awardees notified; February 26 - deadline for scholarship applications to be submitted
Purpose: To provide access to attend the WASFAA Annual Conference for expanded training opportunities beyond those offered at state conferences.
One of the most rewarding functions of the WASFAA Executive Council is recognizing individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the financial aid profession, your state associations, and to WASFAA.
The WASFAA awards committee requests that you take a moment or two and nominate an individual or individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the financial aid profession, your state association or to WASFAA.
Nominations may be submitted at any time however, annually a deadline of February 14, 2017 exists to prepare for the upcoming conference, when the awards are announced and distributed. For your convenience award descriptions are below. The link to complete a nomination form - www.wasfaa.org - click on Award Nomination Form.
WASFAA is seeking nominations for the following awards:
This award was designed to be given to a person or persons who have made significant efforts to advance the awareness and understanding of the aid profession through new outreach programs, legislative action or significant support of association activities. The award is approved and granted by a two-thirds majority vote of the Executive Council.
2.Distinguished Service Award
This award is presented to recognize the outstanding contribution of an individual to the field of financial aid through research, scholarship, and/or contributions to the association's activities. It is not intendedto recognize the efforts of officers within WASFAA for those efforts alone. The recipient does not have to be a WASFAA member. There is norestriction as to the number of awards given each year. The award is approved and granted by a two-thirds majority vote of the Executive Council.
This award is presented to an individual who has made continued and significant contributions to the financial aid profession and WASFAA. These individuals become members of WASFAA for life and will have WASFAA dues for individual membership waived for all future years. The award is approved and granted by a two-thirds majority vote of the Executive Council.
This award is the highest honor that WASFAA can bestow. This honor is bestowed upon individuals because of their outstanding contributions to the Association and to the profession over a sustained period of time. The award is approved and granted by a two-thirds majority vote of the Executive Council.
5.Outstanding New Professional Award
This award is given annually to recognize the outstanding contribution of a new professional to the financial aid profession. The recipient must have been in the profession for less than five years and made outstanding contributions at the institutional state, regional, and/or national levels. The recipient must be a current member of WASFAA. The award is approved and granted by a two-thirds majority vote of the Executive Council.
6.Outstanding New Volunteer Award
This award, approved by the Executive Council in November 2009, is to recognize new volunteers with a WASFAA committee for the accomplishments and contributions to the Association in the year of s/he first volunteer. The award is approved and granted by a two-thirds majority vote of the Executive Council.
Thank you for taking an interest in this important process. Please help recognize the efforts of colleagues by nominating those individuals who make our association what it is.