Submit Your Nominations for Pi Alpha Alpha Awards by June 7, 2021
All nominations must be submitted online here by Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Winners will be announced in late-August 2021. Contact David Marshall, Director of Membership Development, with questions: email@example.com.
PAA Master's and Doctoral Student Manuscript Awards
(Two awards: one for a Master's paper and one for a doctoral candidate paper)
Recognizes outstanding student papers. Nominated papers will be judged on the basis of relevance of the topic, appropriate use of methodology, quality of presentation, originality, innovativeness, clarity, and academic quality.
To apply, candidates should submit an electronic copy of the paper, in MS Word format, that does not exceed 20 pages double-spaced, and a letter of support from a faculty sponsor. The 20 pages is inclusive of all content; appendixes and references are not included in the 20 page limit. Doctoral Recipients will receive a $350 check and up to $300 travel reimbursement. Master’s recipients will receive a $300 check and up to $300 travel reimbursement. Nominees do not need to be Pi Alpha Alpha members or a student at a PAA chapter school.
PAA Chapter Award of Excellence
Recognizes excellence in programming and chapter management in pursuit in the PAA goals of scholarship, leadership, and excellence in graduate public service education. To be considered, the chapter advisor should submit a short note or letter with the most salient reasons why they should be selected. The chapter's annual report will also be reviewed in the selection process.
PAA Chapter Advisor Award of Excellence
Recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions in support of a PAA chapter. Advisors may be current or outgoing and can only receive the award once in a 5-year time span. Nominations can come from the individual, a student, or a faculty member. To be considered, the nominator should submit a short note or letter with the most salient reasons why this person should be selected. The chapter's annual report will also be reviewed in the selection process.