11th Annual Premio Mario Vargas Llosa: April 15 Nomination Deadline

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS:
April 15, 2021

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,
and the AATSP, the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese,
announce their 11th annual

Mario Vargas Llosa Award

granted yearly to one undergraduate Spanish major or minor who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in all upper-division courses completed and exemplary involvement in extra-curricular activities as related to Spanish.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Nominee must be a full-time undergraduate student;
  • Nominee must have completed at least six (6) upper-division courses (post intermediate level) total in Spanish language, literature and culture; at least half of ALL these upper-division courses completed must have earned grades (not “Pass/Fail”)
  • Nominee must be a member of Sigma Delta Pi;
  • Nominator must be a member of the AATSP;
  • The completed “Nomination Form” (download here) and all specified supporting materials must be submitted via e-mail by April 15, 2021.  Incomplete nominations will be disqualified.

Selection of the 2021 award will be made by a committee of leaders from both Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP, and nominees will be selected on the basis of academic achievement in all upper-division Spanish courses completed and extra-curricular involvement as related to Spanish.

Sigma Delta Pi provides the Mario Vargas Llosa Award recipient with a plaque, the most recent issue of the María Moliner Diccionario de uso del español and one of Vargas Llosa’s novels. The AATSP organizes and hosts the award venue at their annual conference in July. Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP will provide a travel stipend to defer costs related to attending the conference. The awardee will be announced prior to the AATSP Conference.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS:
April 15, 2021

Sigma Delta Pi Awardees for 2021: Undergraduate Study Abroad & Graduate Research Grant Awardees

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,
congratulates the following recipients of its Undergraduate Study Abroad Awards and Graduate Research Grants for 2021:

Undergraduate Study Abroad Awards
Regan McKenzie Burridge, Ohio University
Jennifer Maribel Huerta, Marian University
María del Alba Clara Sherwood, Washington & Jefferson College
Jasmine Nicole Vann, Indiana University Bloomington

Graduate Research Grants
Nerea Delgado Fernández, Florida State University

Sigma Delta Pi Opportunities, Events, Deadlines & Merchandise/Special Gifts for Spring Graduates!

Opportunities for Members and Upcoming Events & Deadlines


For all important Society events and deadlines, bookmark the Sigma Delta Pi Calendar at https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-calendar/

Upcoming Events and Deadlines:

No Deadlines:

For Sigma Delta Pi merchandise (also appropriate as special gifts and chapter-based recognitions):

For additional announcements and news:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/

11th Annual Premio Mario Vargas Llosa: April 15 Nomination Deadline

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS:
April 15, 2021

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,
and the AATSP, the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese,
announce their 11th annual

Mario Vargas Llosa Award

granted yearly to one undergraduate Spanish major or minor who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in all upper-division courses completed and exemplary involvement in extra-curricular activities as related to Spanish.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Nominee must be a full-time undergraduate student;
  • Nominee must have completed at least six (6) upper-division courses (post intermediate level) total in Spanish language, literature and culture; at least half of ALL these upper-division courses completed must have earned grades (not “Pass/Fail”)
  • Nominee must be a member of Sigma Delta Pi;
  • Nominator must be a member of the AATSP;
  • The completed “Nomination Form” (download here) and all specified supporting materials must be submitted via e-mail by April 15, 2021.  Incomplete nominations will be disqualified.

Selection of the 2021 award will be made by a committee of leaders from both Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP, and nominees will be selected on the basis of academic achievement in all upper-division Spanish courses completed and extra-curricular involvement as related to Spanish.

Sigma Delta Pi provides the Mario Vargas Llosa Award recipient with a plaque, the most recent issue of the María Moliner Diccionario de uso del español and one of Vargas Llosa’s novels. The AATSP organizes and hosts the award venue at their annual conference in July. Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP will provide a travel stipend to defer costs related to attending the conference. The awardee will be announced prior to the AATSP Conference.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS:
April 15, 2021

Important Faculty Adviser Resources for Induction Ceremonies, National Awards, Merchandise, and Calendar of National Events

Guidance for initiating new members and conducting remote events this spring:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/chapter-resources/planing-your-first-induction-ceremony/
https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-and-shle-policy-for-remote-events/

Important chapter resources:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/chapter-resources/ for the initiation ritual (passcode: 1919), the guide to printing membership certificates, Zoom backgrounds, the Chapter Handbook (for both faculty advisers and student officers), purchase information for Sigma Delta Pi merchandise, and much more!

Sigma Delta Pi’s MANY national awards and recognitions for existing members and distinguished colleagues:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/

National calendar of activities and deadlines:
Share and bookmark our regularly updated, Sigma Delta Pi Calendar for 2021: https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-calendar/

Sigma Delta Pi Day on Saturday May 1:
Join us via Zoom for Sigma Delta Pi Day on Saturday, May 1 at 5:00pm Eastern Time to commemorate the first official initiation ceremony of new members that took place on May 1, 1920 at the University of California, Berkeley.  Zoom link: https://cofc.zoom.us/j/9022199457

Sigma Delta Pi ‘s Partnership with The Intern Group: Big Opportunities for Members

Please distribute to all your Sigma Delta Pi chapter members:

In 2021’s increasingly competitive job market, employers seek the most competitive candidates who have a college degree, diverse interests and prior professional experience. But how does one obtain that professional experience in order to stand out? Consider doing a global internship remotely!

Sigma Delta Pi’s partner, The Intern Group, is the leading provider of global internship programs in BarcelonaMadridChileColombia and around the globe! Their virtual/remote internship program enables you to gain hands-on experiencegrow your network and make your resume shinefrom wherever you are. The program has everything you need to boost your language skills and your career, including a virtual internship in your career field, world-class career advancement training, and a keynote speaker series featuring global business leaders.

The program has start-dates year-round, with a few places still available.

All Sigma Delta Pi members benefit from a 300 USD discount year-round on the internship program of their choice! Learn more.

Remote/Virtual Initiations of New Members, Spring 2021

Induct new members this spring remotely:
Many chapters have delayed initiating new members since early 2020 due to the pandemic. No more delays necessary as virtual inductions have been possible for the past 12 months with our standing policy for remote events: https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-and-shle-policy-for-remote-events/

No limits on the number of initiation ceremonies:
Holding two or more induction ceremonies in the months ahead will help maximize membership opportunities for your qualifying students. For Sigma Delta Pi’s exclusive membership benefits: https://sigmadeltapi.org/about/member-benefits/  

Guidance for ALL remote chapter activities:
Please visit: https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-and-shle-policy-for-remote-events/.

Additional chapter resources:
Visit https://sigmadeltapi.org/chapter-resources/ for such info as the Chapter Handbook that provides important guidance for both faculty advisers and student officers.

Information on Sigma Delta Pi’s scholarships, awards and recognitions:
Please visit: https://sigmadeltapi.org/blog/awards/

National calendar of activities and deadlines:
Please share and bookmark our regularly updated, Sigma Delta Pi Calendar for 2021: https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-calendar/

Sigma Delta Pi Congratulates New Officers and Thanks Outgoing Chair and Vice-Chair/Secretary of the Board of Student Advisers

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,
is pleased to announce the newly elected officers of its Board of Student Advisers:

Chair:
Romi Roman, The College of New Jersey

Vice-Chair/ Secretary:
Becca Bertalotto, U of Minnesota-Morris

Sigma Delta Pi also thanks outgoing Chair Bailey N. Mitchell
and Vice-Chair/Secretary Amber Jerson for their impressive leadership and collaboration on the Board, especially with the countless challenges prompted by the global pandemic.

11th Annual Premio Mario Vargas Llosa: April 15 Nomination Deadline

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society,
and the AATSP, the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese,
announce their 11th annual

Mario Vargas Llosa Award

granted yearly to one undergraduate Spanish major or minor who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in all upper-division courses completed and exemplary involvement in extra-curricular activities as related to Spanish.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Nominee must be a full-time undergraduate student;
  • Nominee must have completed at least six (6) upper-division courses (post intermediate level) total in Spanish language, literature and culture; at least half of ALL these upper-division courses completed must have earned grades (not “Pass/Fail”)
  • Nominee must be a member of Sigma Delta Pi;
  • Nominator must be a member of the AATSP;
  • The completed “Nomination Form” (download here) and all specified supporting materials must be submitted via e-mail by April 15, 2021.  Incomplete nominations will be disqualified.

Selection of the 2021 award will be made by a committee of leaders from both Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP, and nominees will be selected on the basis of academic achievement in all upper-division Spanish courses completed and extra-curricular involvement as related to Spanish.

Sigma Delta Pi provides the Mario Vargas Llosa Award recipient with a plaque, the most recent issue of the María Moliner Diccionario de uso del español and one of Vargas Llosa’s novels. The AATSP organizes and hosts the award venue at their annual conference in July. Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP will provide a travel stipend to defer costs related to attending the conference. The awardee will be announced prior to the AATSP Conference.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: April 15, 2021

Announcement Re Undergraduate Study Abroad Awards for Summer 2021

Due to ongoing conditions related to the global pandemic,
Sigma Delta Pi has cancelled its Undergraduate Study Abroad Awards Program for Summer 2021.

However, applications for Undergraduate Study Abroad Awards for fall 2021 and spring 2022 as well those for Graduate Research Grants will still be considered but contingent upon future developments.

We appreciate your understanding as Sigma Delta Pi continues to be proactive in the best interest of our members’ health and safety.