National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators

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NADIIIAA/Josten’s Community Service Award


Each year, the National Association of Division III Athletics Administrators (NADIIIAA) and Jostens co-sponsor a “community service recognition program” to bring recognition to the many contributions Division III student-athletes regularly make to their campuses and local communities.

The program recognizes institutions in three separate community service categories. In addition to the recognition associated with winning the award, the NADIIIAA and Jostens make a $1,000 contribution to the general scholarship fund of the institutions. The awards are presented as part of the NADIIIAA reception conducted at the annual NCAA Convention.

The process for submitting a nomination is as follows:

  • A link for downloading the official nomination form may be found below.
  • All nominations must be submitted via Email using the official nominating form. Facsimilies and other submission formats will not be accepted.
  • Instructions for completing, formatting, and submitting nominations are included on the official nominating form.
  • Institutions and conferences may submit multiple nominations in the same category and/or in different categories.
  • A separate nominating form must be submitted for each nomination.
  • The nomination deadline is NOVEMBER 25th.

The following guidelines are to be applied for submitting a nomination:

Nominations may be submitted by institutions or conferences and will be considered in the following three award categories:

  1. A one-time community service project
  2. An array of community service projects, or
  3. An on-going community service project conducted during the previous academic year(s) .

The projects/activities can be performed by a single team, a combination of teams, a student-athlete advisory committee, or all the student-athletes at any given institution – or across a conference.

The nominations will be reviewed by a committee comprising active NADIIIAA members. The committee will consider a number of factors including,but not limited to, the following:

  • The objective(s) of the community service project(s).
  • The campus or community need(s) that were addressed by the project(s).
  • The target audience(s).
  • The number of student-athletes actively involved in the project(s).
  • The duration of the project(s).
  • The impact the project(s) had on the target audience.
  • The method in which the impact of the project(s) was evaluated.
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