Outstanding Academic Achievement Award 2018

As it has done for many years, the NCMA Washington DC Chapter is issuing its annual call for applications for the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award (OAAA). Download the OAAA Application for 2018. Applications are due no later than March 31, 2018.

Eligibility: Members and non-members who are enrolled in or recent graduates of academic programs related to the field of acquisition from recognized institutions of higher learning in the Washington metro area are eligible to apply for this prestigious award. The Executive Committee, under President Ray McCollum, is especially encouraging eligible students already in the workforce to apply.

We need your personal involvement again this year. Many of our members (and non-members) are studying in programs that meet the criteria, e.g. graduate, undergraduate, or certificate programs, but are either not aware of this opportunity or are just not getting the encouragement needed to make the filing deadline of March 31, 2018.

We have always counted on the senior executives in the industry and government agencies to promote the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, but we also need all supervisors and co-workers to put momentum behind this award for 2018. You have access to those students putting in the hours and the effort to prepare themselves for the professional advances required to keep our profession moving.

The Chapter awards up to three students with an OAAA. In addition to the monetary prize and one-year NCMA membership for non-member recipients, the award is highly regarded by senior managers in government and industry and can serve as a “feather in the cap” which lasts throughout a career.

Further questions may be directed to Dafina Wise, at ndafina@hotmail.com, or to any of the following:

Please approach and be persistent in mentoring eligible students and graduates in the application process. You will make the difference in their future – and it will not be forgotten.