Once per biennium, The Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Award honors an individual who has provided sustained, non-compensated volunteer service to others beyond the realm of academia. The awardee receives a recognition citation, life membership and a $1,000 donation to a nonprofit cause of their choice.
Dec. 15, 2023: Application portal opens.
Feb. 1, 2024: Application Deadline
Spring 2024: Recipient will be notified based upon board approval
August 2024: Attend Phi Kappa Phi convention
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The Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Award recognizes service over the course of one's professional career beyond the realm of academia. To that end, students are not eligible for this award.
The selection criteria includes:
You will submit your application through our online portal. You will be required to submit a cover letter from the chapter president or other nominator (including self) describing the sustained service and the evidence of the impact of the service; your current CV; and at least one (up to three) letter(s) of support.
The recipient's attendance at the Society's biennial convention is expected.