SWCS
September 19, 2017

Hugh Hammond Bennett Award

The Hugh Hammond Bennett Award is the highest honor bestowed on an individual by the Society. It is given for exceptional service and in recognition of national and international accomplishments in the conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources.


Deadline:

  • Application and supporting documents are due by 11:59 PM Central on April 17, 2017. Late submissions will not be accepted.

 Criteria:

  • The award may be given to Society members or nonmembers.
  • No elected officer of the Society or board member shall be eligible for the award while holding office.
  • The service and accomplishments of the nominee shall have made major and widely recognized contributions to the conservation of natural resources on national and international levels. These accomplishments shall be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Society.

Nomination Procedure: 

  • Nominations shall be made by submitting the nomination questionnaire and any information requested in the nomination questionnaire.
  • Supporting documents are required for this award.

Nomination Questionnaire

The nomination questionnaire can be filled out and submitted electronically here. Please contact awards@swcs.org if you are interested in a hard copy of the nomination questionnaire. 

Supporting Materials

The supporting material should include:

  • Three letters of support are required for this nomination. Additional letters of support will not be accepted.
  • A maximum limit of 10 pages for nomination narratives.  We suggest using Times New Roman 12 point, 1.5 line spacing and margins equal to or greater than .75 inches on all sides.
    • Nomination narrative should include:
      • The service and accomplishments of the nominee shall have made major and widely recognized contributions to the conservation of natural resources on national and international levels. These accomplishments shall be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Society
      • The nominee's accomplishments as relates to the Society's mission
      • Service to the Society as a member or nonmember
      • Professional achievements
      • Service to other professional organizations
      • Use this narrative in place of a CV or resume
  • ​​​All supporting materials can be uploaded during the online nomination process or materials can be emailed to awards@swcs.org, faxed to (515) 289-1227, or mailed to:

                The Soil and Water Conservation Society
                Attn: Awards
                945 SWC Ankeny Road
                Ankeny, IA 50023

 

 

Selection:

  • The Awards Committee will evaluate and rank all nominations. Recommendations will be presented to the Board of Directors for final approval. 
  • The award will be presented at the annual meeting or elsewhere as designated by the Board. The recipient may be asked to deliver a short speech at the Awards Luncheon at the Annual Conference.
  • The award shall be given to no more than one individual annually. No award shall be made if a suitable candidate is not nominated or if the Society's Board of Directors decides there are significant reasons for not conferring the award.

 


Questions?

Contact (515) 289-2331 ext. 114 or email awards@swcs.org.

 

 

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