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 NationalBy-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 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
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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.
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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.
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.