National Award Nominations 2019

Nominations for national awards are open until July 3rd 11:59 EDT.

The following are the awards to be awarded at Convention. If you know someone who fits the description for an award, please nominate her (even if she won't be at Convention). Non-members may even be nominated for certain awards.


Award Nominations Form


National Awards

President's Commendation

Eligible recipients: active, alumnae, honorary or non-member

Objective: The President’s Commendation may be presented to active, alumnae or honorary members who performed outstanding service to the Sorority or active chapter, or to non-members in special circumstances.


Distinguished Alumnae

Eligible recipients: alumnae

Objective: To recognize our sisters who have achieved success beyond Phi Sigma Rho in their chosen industry and serve as excellent representatives of our sorority.


Lifetime Achievement

Eligible recipients: alumnae or honorary

Objective: The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to alumnae and honorary members of the Sorority whose achievements in their field of endeavor have brought honor and prestige to the name of Phi Sigma Rho.


Engineering Champion

Eligible recipients: non-member

Objective: To recognize engineer, engineering technologist and university administrator non-members of the Sorority who have distinguished themselves by achievements in professional practice, teaching, or research or by championing the cause of promoting women in engineering and technical fields.


Chapter Advisor Award

The Chapter Advisor Award recognizes an outstanding alumnae advisor, faculty advisor, honorary advisor, or any other person serving in an advisor capacity of an active chapter.


Alumnae Officer Award

The Alumnae Officer Award recognizes an outstanding alumnae member serving as an officer of an alumnae organization


National Senior Award

The National Senior Award is presented to the senior in the Sorority who has best exemplified good character, given distinguished service to Phi Sigma Rho, and whose achievements in varied fields of student activity have brought honor and prestige to the name of Phi Sigma Rho. The recipient of the National Senior Award shall be selected from the recipients of the regional Senior Awards under the direction of the National Council. The National Council shall present the award at the summer national meeting each year.


Alumnae Awards

Orchid Award: Woman of the Year

Recipient has exemplified what it means to be a Phi Rho, in all areas. She shows by example that friendship, scholarship, and sisterhood are the ritual she follows for life. She may have significantly contributed in any one of the above areas.


Pearl Award: Exceptional Service

Recipient has shown exceptional service and long-term dedication to Phi Sigma Rho at either the National or local level.