Awards/Fellows

Outstanding SAF Student Chapter Awards

The Outstanding SAF Student Chapter Awards recognize the outstand¬ing SAF student chapters in the nation and their faculty representative during an academic year.

Three student chapters are recognized annually during the SAF National Convention. The first place student chapter will receive a $500 honorarium. All three student chapters will be recognized in The Forestry Source, the SAF newspaper. The school's department head and/or dean, the university president, and the SAF faculty representative will receive notification of the award.

Criteria

The award recognizes the accomplishments of the student chapter during the academic year. There are 10 possible points awarded in each of the following categories:  Membership; Service to SAF and its Members; Service to the College or University; Involvement with Other Natural Resource Organizations; Public Relations, Outreach, and Community Involvement; and Chapter Management.

Nomination Information

Nomination materials should address the following items in each category:

Membership

Describe your recruiting and retention efforts and state the current number of student members in the chapter.
Describe your chapter’s activities that encourage graduating students to maintain their affiliation with SAF.

Service to SAF and its Members

Provide details of any chapter sponsored programs, seminars or workshops held during the last academic year.  Include information about topic and speaker.
Does your chapter participate in a mentoring program?  Describe professional development opportunities provided to members.
Describe your chapter’s involvement and support at the SAF national, state and local levels.

Service to the College or University

Describe how the student chapter supported the Forestry School or Department.  For example, did the chapter publish or contribute to publication of student, school, or department materials?
Describe your chapter’s involvement with any projects that assisted the campus community.

Involvement with Other Natural Resource Organizations

Explain how your chapter collaborated with related organizations on campus, nationally, or internationally.     

Public Relations, Outreach, and Community Involvement

Describe the chapter’s outreach efforts and how they were recognized on blogs, Facebook, or in local or state news media.

Chapter Management

Please provide your chapter management plan.  Include chapter goals, budget, a description of fundraising efforts, and meetings, events and projects planned. Examples include a description of your faculty advisor’s role and participation in chapter activities, chapter funding sources, or a description of how budgets are developed for your chapter.

Nominations

Download the Nomination Packet below to get started! Don't forget, nominations are due no later than June 30.

Outstanding SAF Student Chapter Award Recipients

Award YearRecipient
2016Mississippi State University SAF Student Chapter77279
2015Colorado State University SAF Student Chapter76807
2013Northern Arizona University SAF Student Chapter76939
2012Northern Arizona University SAF Student Chapter76939
2011Mississippi State University SAF Student Chapter77279
2010Green River Community College SAF Student Chapter77280
2008Northern Arizona University SAF Student Chapter76939
2007Green River Community College SAF Student Chapter77280
2006Green River Community College SAF Student Chapter77280