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Soil Science Distinguished Service Award

Award, Fellow, and Scholarship nominations initiated by April 09, 2013
Reference Letters and Final Nomination submission by April 17, 2013

The philosophy and purpose behind the Soil Science Distinguished Service Award is to recognize outstanding service to soil science by distinguished members of SSSA based on the nominee’s contributions during his or her career. A maximum of three awards may be granted each year. The award consists of a certificate and $1000 honorarium.


  1. Nominators are required to be SSSA members.
  2. Nominees are required to have at least 25 years of membership in SSSA.
  3. Nominees are required to have ceased full-time professional employment.

Nominator Qualifications:

  1. Current Position Title
    (Character Limit: 100)
  2. Membership
    SSSA Membership Number (Character Limit: 6)

Nominee Qualifications:

  1. Degrees Received
  2. Professional Positions Held
    (Character Limit: 2000)
  3. Membership
    SSSA Membership Number (Character Limit: 6)
  4. Nomination Letter
    Describe the reason for nominating the individual for the award. (Character Limit: 3000)
  5. Biographical Resume
    (Character Limit: 6000)

Add References To Nomination

Provide contact information (name, full mailing address, phone, and email) for three individuals who will submit online reference letters.

Note: Monitor these three letters online under "Nominations" as you will need to log in and submit the completed nomination containing the three reference letters.

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