Sigma Delta Pi’s NUMEROUS National Awards: Over 80 Granted Yearly!

Did you know?

Too many of our members overlook the numerous opportunities for
grants, scholarships, awards and other recognitions that Sigma Delta Pi makes available annually.

There are 15 categories of national awards, and several recognitions accept nominations year-round.  And over 80 total awards are granted each year!  

Do not overlook similar opportunities in 2018!

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 Have an outstanding member of your chapter?

 See link above for available awards and nomination procedures.

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Sigma Delta Pi’s Gabriela Mistral Award for Outstanding Chapter Members

El Premio Gabriela Mistral

Any/every active chapter may nominate one (1) outstanding student per year for El Premio Gabriela Mistral.  The awardee, who may be either a graduate or undergraduate student, must be an active member of Sigma Delta Pi, as defined in Article XV of the National By-laws.  Nominations, together with supporting documentation, including several letters of recommendation and a current transcript, should be e-mailed to the Executive Director.  Winners will be given a handsome certificate and a book award courtesy of the Gabriela Mistral Foundation.  Nominations accepted year round.

Sigma Delta Pi is pleased to announce its partnership with the Gabriela Mistral Foundation,
which will provide all future winners of the Gabriela Mistral Award a copy of the Foundation’s book
From Chile to the World–70 Years of Gabriela Mistral’s Nobel Prize.

Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP’s Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Announce Joint Chapter Grant Program

Sigma Delta Pi and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese are proud to announce their inaugural chapter grant program for 2017.  A Sigma Delta Pi chapter and a SHH chapter, both of active status, may apply for a joint grant of up to $300 to support a collaborative project in spring 2017 that complements the missions of Sigma Delta Pi and the SHH .  This grant program aims to promote collaboration between chapters of Sigma Delta Pi and the SHH to help raise the visibility of Spanish honor societies in our communities and to incentivize high school honor society members to continue their Spanish education at the collegiate level.  Deadline for applications: February 15, 2017.  For the downloadable application and further details, please visit: http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SDP-SHHchaptergrants.html

Geico Insurance: Exclusive Discount Rates for Sigma Delta Pi Members

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Strive for “Honor Chapter” Status in AY 2016-17

Remember that next summer the Sigma Delta Pi Executive Committee will select “Honor Chapters” based on the required annual reports that each chapter will submit at the conclusion of the current (2016-17) academic year.

Is your chapter striving for “Honor Chapter” status this year?  See how at

http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/CR.Honor.Chapter.How.To.html

Sigma Delta Pi’s Newest Partner: Gabriela Mistral Foundation

In July 2016, Sigma Delta Pi formalized a new partnership with the Gabriela Mistral Foundation, which will provide all future winners of the Gabriela Mistral Award a copy of the Foundation’s book From Chile to the World–70 Years of Gabriela Mistral’s Nobel Prize.

Inaugural Board of Student Advisers Appointed

The Executive Committee (EC) of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society is proud to announce the appointment of its inaugural Board of Student Advisers (BSA):

Amanda Hudinsky, University of Minnesota-Morris

Monica Mancilla, University of New Mexico

Cora Spillman, Assumption College

Chase Tiffany, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Consuelo Torres, Austin Peay State University

Serving a 2-year term that begins on May 15, 2016, the members of Sigma Delta Pi’s BSA will offer feedback to the EC on select issues related to the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.  Such consultations between the EC and the BSA may include, but are not limited to:

  • Identifying strategic initiatives to bolster membership.
  • Providing a student perspective on proposed initiatives of the Executive Committee.
  • Identifying areas of potential improvement with Sigma Delta Pi’s various programs.
  • Discussing select issues and concerns at both the national (EC) and local (chapter) levels.

Congratulations to our inaugural appointees!

Spring 2016 Deadlines!

Mark your calendars!

Spring 2016 deadlines

February 1, 2016
Applications for Graduate Research Grants. Application form and related details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Research.grants.html

Applications for Undergraduate Study Abroad Awards. Application form and related details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Undergraduate.Study.Abroad.Awards.html

April 1, 2016
Submissions for 5th Annual Facebook Photo Contest. Details at https://sdpnational.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/sigma-delta-pis-5th-annual-facebook-photo-contest/

May 1, 2016
Nominations for José Martel Award for Outstanding Chapter Adviser. Details at https://sdpnational.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/call-for-nominations-sigma-delta-pis-jose-martel-award/

Nominations for Mario Vargas Llosa Award for outstanding undergraduate student member.  Nomination form and related details at
http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Premio.Mario.Vargas.Llosa.html

Nominations for Ana María Matute Award for outstanding graduate student member. Nomination form and related details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Premio.Ana.Maria.Matute.html

Applications for Chapter Project Grants. Application form and related details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Chapter.project.grants.html

May 30, 2016
Submissions for Annual Graduation Cap Photo Competition. Details at https://sdpnational.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/sigma-delta-pis-annual-graduation-cap-photo-competition/

 

NO DEADLINES:

Nominations for the Orden de los Descubridores.  Details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.La.Orden.de.los.Descubridores.html

Nominations for the Orden de Don Quijote. Details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.La.Orden.de.Don.Quijote.html

Orders for membership pins and certificates. Downloadable order form at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/CR.Forms.html

Sigma Delta Pi merchandise:
For the medallion and repostero, see http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/CR.Chapter.Resources.html

For other paraphenalia, to include ceremony kits, apparel, honor cords and stoles: http://honorgrads.com/categories.php?category=Sigma-Delta-Pi

 

For regular announcements and news, also visit and follow:
National Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sigmadeltapi

 

Sigma Delta Pi: Spring 2016 Deadlines

Spring 2016 deadlines:

February 1, 2016
Applications for Graduate Research Grants. Application form and related details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Research.grants.html

Applications for Undergraduate Study Abroad Awards. Application form and related details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Undergraduate.Study.Abroad.Awards.html

 April 1, 2016
Submissions for 5th Annual Facebook Photo Contest. Details at https://sdpnational.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/sigma-delta-pis-5th-annual-facebook-photo-contest/

 May 1, 2016
Nominations for José Martel Award for Outstanding Chapter Adviser. Details at https://sdpnational.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/call-for-nominations-sigma-delta-pis-jose-martel-award/

Nominations for Ana María Matute Award for outstanding graduate student member. Nomination form and related details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Premio.Ana.Maria.Matute.html

Applications for Chapter Project Grants. Application form and related details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Chapter.project.grants.html

 

May 30, 2016
Submissions for Annual Graduation Cap Photo Competition. Details at https://sdpnational.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/sigma-delta-pis-annual-graduation-cap-photo-competition/

 

NO DEADLINES:
Nominations for the Orden de los Descubridores.  Details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.La.Orden.de.los.Descubridores.html

Nominations for the Orden de Don Quijote. Details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.La.Orden.de.Don.Quijote.html

Orders for membership pins and certificates. Downloadable order form at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/CR.Forms.html

Sigma Delta Pi merchandise:
For the medallion and repostero, see http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/CR.Chapter.Resources.html

For other paraphenalia, to include ceremony kits, apparel, honor cords and stoles: http://honorgrads.com/categories.php?category=Sigma-Delta-Pi

 For regular announcements and news, also visit:

National Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sigmadeltapi
National Twitter: https://twitter.com/sigmadeltapi

 Deadlines for other opportunities and awards to include the joint Sigma Delta Pi-American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese Undergraduate Student Award, Premio Mario Varias Llosa, to be announced in early 2016.