PURPOSESince CIE/USA-DFW Chapter was founded in 1989, its core value has been based not only on promoting community awareness in STEM, but also on its contributions to society. To honor this core value to community involvement, CIE/USA-DFW Chapter created the CIE Individual Outstanding Community Service Award (iOCSA). Through this program, CIE recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to their community through their time, actions, and dedication (outside any volunteer work done for their job or employer). The honoree selected should serve as a role model for their community service and strive to make the world a better place. Award recipients will be recognized at the CIE/USA-DFW 2019 Annual Convention VIP reception and receive an official certificate from the City of Richardson, Texas.
ELIGIBILITYAny individual or any member of a local organization or corporation (does not need to have CIE membership) may be nominated with the exception of members of the Awards committee.
CRITERIAFor this award, we seek nominees who: (1) have consistently demonstrated qualities of compassion, and service to either one organization or a variety of volunteer activities; (2) have affected society in one or more positive ways that foster long-term change to the public good; (3) stand out among peers as individuals whose service has produced extraordinary results; (4) instituted an innovative approach or policy to their service. The activities or service listed on the application cannot be part of the nominee’s job description or duties and the individual cannot receive any monetary or personal benefits from their involvement. Last, but not least, to become an award recipient, the honoree selected must be present at the ceremony.
DEADLINENomination deadline is Friday July 19, 2019Results will be announced on July 26, 2019
JUDGING CRITERIA – LISTED IN DESCENDING ORDER BY WEIGHTo The degree to which their services or initiatives have made a lasting impact on their community (culture, policy or personal lives)o The length and degree of their service(s)o The extent to which their action would be recognized and valued by their community leaderso Interview/presentation
TIPS FOR A STRONG NOMINATIONo Descriptive and specific information about the nominee's service to the community.o Testimonials/recognition/quotes from the nonprofits where the nominee has volunteered.o Facts or figures about the nominee's service in the community, such as volunteer hours, number of people/organizations served, extra efforts above and beyond the call of duty, etc.
AWARD CEREMONY:Friday, August 16, 20195:45PM - 6:20PM at VIP Reception of CIE/USA-DFW Chapter 30th Anniversary Annual ConventionRenaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel6007 Legacy Drive, Plano, Texas 75024, USA