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Soil Science Education Award

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

This award recognizes the educational achievements in soil science. Soil scientists making outstanding educational contributions through activities such as resident, extension, or industrial education are eligible for nomination. The award consists of a certificate and $1000 honorarium.


  1. Nominators are required to be SSSA members.
  2. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.
  3. Nominees are to be soil scientists but membership in SSSA is not a requirement.
  4. Contributions on which nominations for the awards are based will have been made within the past 10 years.
  5. Teams are eligible if the following qualifications are met:
    • At least one member of the team is a soil scientist.
    • Where other disciplines are represented, the soil scientist will be a major contributor (50% or more) to the team effort.
    • Only publications where all team members are authors or honors and awards received by the team will be listed. Individual efforts should be omitted.


  1. Innovative or unique approaches that encourage learning.
  2. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly.
  3. Ability to motivate change in the audience.
  4. Recognition of accomplishments by peers or students.

Nominator Qualifications:

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

Nominee Qualifications:

  1. Team Members
    Enter additional team members for team nominations only. (Character Limit: 1000)
  2. Current Position Title
    (Character Limit: 250)
  3. Degrees Received
  4. Professional Positions Held
    (Character Limit: 2000)
  5. Contributions - Teaching
    List teaching contributions. (Character Limit: 3000)
  6. Service and Extension-type Contributions
    List service and extension-type contributions (Character Limit: 3000)
  7. Membership
    List membership in professional, honorary, and academic societies. (Character Limit: 1500)
  8. Honors and Awards
    List honors and awards received (Character Limit: 3000)
  9. Contributions and Service to the Profession
    List contributions and describe service to the profession. (Character Limit: 3000)
  10. Service to the Society
    List service to the Society. Include national, regional, and state activities, i.e., appointed positions, elected position, other service. (Character Limit: 3000)
  11. Professional Contributions
    Describe the nominee's technical or nontechnical publications, patents, and efforts to develop or improve programs, practices, and products. List up to 12 of the most significant professional contributions of the nominee. (Character Limit: 4500)
  12. Evaluation
    Summarize in this section the primary contributions on which the nomination is based. Give the nominees contributions and their impact in one or more of the evaluation criteria given in the Award Description and criteria sections, clearly and explicitly (Character Limit: 3000)

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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