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SCOPA and SIPA Awards Submissions Due May 31, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Teresa Hickerson, Student Awards Chair
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The deadlines for submitting the Student Chapter Outstanding Performance Award (SCOPA) and the Student Individual Performance Award (SIPA) are fast approaching.

The deadline for the SCOPA application to the Region Presidents is May 31, 2013.

The deadline for the SIPA applications to the Student Awards Committee (studentawards@aitp.org) is May 31, 2013.

Student Chapter Outstanding Performance Award (SCOPA)

The SCOPA award will be presented to each student chapter that has attained at least the required number of points in all five areas. The points required are as follows:

Area Points  

1.Education30
2.Membership80
3.Public Relations30
4.Meetings100
5.Association Participation70
Total310

Effective with the Year 2001 award year, points can be transferred FROM ONE area TO ONE of the other four areas, provided that area is deficient by 10% or less. The other three areas must meet the required points. If the membership area is deficient, points may be transferred INTO membership, not to exceed 3.5% of previous year end (April 30) student chapter membership total.

The award period for this year's submission began May 1, 2012 and ends April 30, 2013. The award entry must be submitted to the Region President for Region Outstanding Student Chapter consideration. The Region President forwards the awards submission to the Student Awards Committee by the deadline date. If the chapter is not affiliated with a region, the award entry is submitted directly to the Student Awards Committee (studentawards@aitp.org) by the deadline date.


Student Individual Performance Award (SIPA)

Individual members of each student chapter may receive either a two-year or four-year Student Individual Performance Award. The awards are designed to require continued active participation by members in student chapter activities. The awards require sustained individual effort, both in the administration of the student chapter and in the increase of knowledge in information technology.

The awards are based on a point evaluation of various activities which are essential to the organization and operation of the student chapter. The rules are structured so that a total contribution will be acknowledged. These are awards of significant merit which recognize in a fitting manner the services rendered and sacrifices of time and effort made by a member on behalf of the chapter. The award year for the SIPA award follows the academic school year, from August (or September) to May.

After logging into your member account at http://www.aitp.org , both the SCOPA and SIPA award spreadsheets and all accompanying documentation can be found under the AITP Member's Only tab, then Reports, Manuals and Forms, then Student Awards or go directly to http://www.aitp.org/?page=StudentAwards.

Don't wait until the last minute to work on the awards. Start working on them now before getting too busy at the end of the semester. Any questions about the SCOPA and SIPA awards can be emailed to studentawards@aitp.org


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