Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award is designed to recognize significant contributions to the professions of speech-language pathology and/or audiology by living persons who are not members of the ASHA.
The Distinguished Service Award may be awarded in one of three award categories:
- an international award for a non-resident, non-citizen of the United States who is not a member of, nor certified by, ASHA
- an award for a resident of the United States who is not a member of, nor certified by, ASHA
- a public service/organizational award
Nominees should make, or have made, a major contribution to the Association, the professions of audiology and/or speech-language pathology, or consumerism in one or more of the following areas:
- consumer advocacy
- legislative or other governmental affairs activity
- public awareness
- service to the Association
The Committee on Honors awards nominees solely on the information provided in the nomination document prepared by the sponsor. When information and/or documentation are incomplete, the Committee may be unable to award deserving individuals.
- A sponsor who is an ASHA member
- Sponsor has provided the following factual information in support of the nominee:
- Sponsor's letter of support describing who has benefited from the contribution(s) of the nominee
- Statement as to why the nominee should receive this award
- Nomination materials, including all supporting documentation, may not exceed nine single-spaced pages with a font size of 12 point
- All supporting documentation must be combined into one pdf document
- General Requirements
Failure to adhere to all required components and instructions will result in rejection of the nomination, including any materials exceeding the specified number of pages.
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