AKA NATIONAL SCHOLAR AWARDS
The annual scholar awards honor a select number of students from member departments, recommended by department faculty, whose academic and leadership records are distinctive. The awards are intended to recognize and promote academic excellence, to further the professional competence and dedication of academically accomplished students and to promote kinesiology and its related fields.
AKA sponsors awards in four categories: Undergraduate Scholar, Master's Scholar, Doctoral Scholar, and the Graduate Student Writing Award. The specific criteria for the awards are found on the nomination forms. Scholar nomination consists of the nomination form, a one page vita, and picture of the nominee. Nominees for the 2015 Scholar Awards should be expected to graduate in the 2015 calendar year. Nominations for the writing award consist of the nomination form, a pdf copy of the published article, and a picture of the nominee. Each member institution can nominate one individual for each award. All departmental nominations will be considered for the National Award in each category. The awards committee will review the nominations and select the national winners. Nominees from member institutions will be recognized as the winner of their program award and will receive a certificate of recognition. National Award recipients will receive a $250 gift certificate from Human Kinetics in addition to their certificate. Pictures of program and national award winners will be posted on the AKA website. Nominations are due each year on March 1st.
Descriptions of the purpose and selection criteria for the National Awards can be found on the nomination forms found for each category below. All nomination forms should be sent to Gwen McDuffy at Human Kinetics. firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOWNLOAD UNDERGRADUATE NOMINATION FORM
DOWNLOAD MASTERS NOMINATION FORM
DOWNLOAD DOCTORAL NOMINATION FORM
DOWNLOAD WRITING NOMINATION FORM
Annual Winners in the three categories and submission details are listed here: